Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"Serenissima" in Texas

There are a couple different types of gondolas on Lake Carolyn in Irving, Texas; one type is a large motorized tour-boat style vessel.  These are not rowed in the traditional voga-alla-Veneta way, but when the Texas winds get cranking, they allow us to continue cruise services - very helpful when we've got a client with an engagement ring burning a hole in his pocket.
This boat is known as the "Serenissima", here she is going under a bridge we've designated as the place to tie up in case a tornado unexpectedly whips by.  In ten years we've never had such an occurrence, but we'll be ready if it happens.

And of course, we have our own "Bridge of Sighs".

Some of the other bridges over the canals on Lake Carolyn remind me of some bridges in San Antonio - another Texas city famous for her canals.

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