1pm to 3:30pm & 5pm to 8:30 pm, Moose Club refreshments and entertainment by “The Earl of Elkview aka The Duke of Dunbar” Sunday July 10, 2011. This is a members only cruise!
Krista Brogan dropped by for a visit and a cruise during FESTIVALL. The reigning Mrs. West Virginia United States 2011 graced our decks and greeted fellow travelers as The Spirit of West Virginia glided upstream toward the capitol building.
Krista, a Charleston native who works as a paralegal for a law firm, attended The University of Charleston on a tennis scholarship. Krista and her husband Jason Brogan plan eventually to work together in the photography business.
“We’ve been plenty busy during FESTIVALL,” noted the captain. “The weather has been moody, but the occasional cloudburst hasn’t dampened the spirit and having Krista on board brightened the day.”
All hands were on deck for the visit – including Captain Dick Daugherty’s dad George (AKA The Earl of Elkview and/or The Duke of Dunbar).
Patris et filii Daugherty were pleased when Mrs. West Virginia agreed to an official group photo, on the dock at Haddad Riverfront Park with The Spirit of West Virginia in the background. “It’s good to have a record of moments like this,” said Captain Dick.
“Krista is a beautiful and gracious young woman.” observed George. “She defines what we believe truly is The Spirit of West Virgina.”
“Nice tie-in dad,” agreed Captain Dick.
We loved it when a client said, “my wife’s birthday is coming up – could we have a party on the boat?
With a cake?
“Well – sure,” we said, “we’ll try to figure out a way to keep the candles from blowing out.”
The fact is that we can’t think of all the ways someone might use The Spirit of West Virginia.
We can tell you about a peaceful evening dinner cruise or a bells & whistles marketing pitch to a potential client.
We can talk about a mid-day cruise through scenic West Virginia with a tour guide who grew up with the Kanawha River flowing through his veins. We can say that we’ve seen on-board corporate retreats work out better than the vice president for product development could have hoped. We’ve seen groups of individuals suddenly turn into a team as the hillsides of West Virginia move slowly past.
So, we think it’s up to you to come up with an idea and ask us if we can make it work for you, your friends, your company or your organization.