For our 5-year anniversary, Katie purchased a dinner boat cruise up at the Lake of the Ozarks on Groupon. Our Groupon luck has been slightly rough lately. The last Groupon we used was for our local Pizza Inn. The deal was really good, but the staff there knew nothing about it. None of them knew even what Groupon was. In the end, I think we actually lost money on this one.
The savings for the boat tour was significant. I feel we definitely got a great value. Service was great. The food was better than expected. The tour was really cool. It was another adventure that the two of us have taken where we are the youngest ones doing it, but I think we’re slowly getting used to this. What made the cruise very cool was the entertainment of the passengers on board.
The fun started on the dock before we boarded. There was an older lady in line in front of us flipping out thinking that she was going to be claustrophobic on the boat. She was making a bit of a scene. She stepped out of line and waited to get onto the boat before we left. Her husband and their friends remained in line. When we checked in at the bar, her husband said something about calming her down with a few drinks and asked for any drink with some gin in it to do the trick.
Once we sat down at our table, there was another interesting group of friends. They looked to be two couples doing this together. Because the meal was several courses, we got to be across from them for the majority of the cruise. A couple at this table created a bulk of the entertainment. They were definitely not a quiet couple. He knew everything about Missouri and US boating regulations and she knew everything else. No one at the table could see anything so that added to the fun. I guess the one wife had issues knowing how the bathroom toilet worked on the boat, but she gave a nice rundown on how to use it properly. Pretty sure they weren’t using a Groupon because computers might be too scary.
All-in-all, the trip was fun. I recommend going because it was better than I could have expected.