What would Sanford, or better, Lake Monroe be without its own Rivership? The Barbara Lee is an authentic sternwheel paddleboat and cruises over Lake Monroe Wednesday through Sunday for lunch & entertainment (Saturdays also for dinner). Confession: I have yet to board this beautiful ship and I am definitely planning to do so soon!

This Thanksgiving there will be a lunch and dinner cruise offered, so if you don’t have plans yet, this could be a great way to enjoy a festive meal without having to stand in the kitchen all day – and as a bonus you get to enjoy some of Sanford’s most beautiful scenery and a narrated tour!

The Barbara-Lee is docked at 433 N. Palmetto Avenue, Sanford – 321-441-3030 for tickets and reservations.