The Anderson Ferry Commute

Anderson Ferry

For almost 23 years I had days where I would take the Anderson Ferry to and from where I worked. I started taking the ferry further back when traveling around Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The Anderson Ferry is the westside short cut to CVG Great Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Ohio River Sunrise Crossings

Crossing the Ohio River Sunrise.

The Anderson Ferry runs two ferries at peak hours in the morning and for evening rush hour. Most of the day from 6AM till 9:45PM the Anderson Ferry carries cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicyclist and foot traffic since 1817 between Constance Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio Many mornings during my commute I would cross as the sun was rising over the Ohio river. Often allowing mid Ohio river sunrise captures.

Ohio River Sunrise Vapors Rising

I miss my early and sometimes evening rides to and from work. There is something special and calming when riding the Anderson Ferry most of the time. Weather can always make the commute interesting. I still keep in touch with the workers and plan to do some morning and evening photography there when I am not in a rush to work.

I know they will be waiting for me since they have been since 1817

My Anderson Ferry Ride Arrives

Bean – Rescued Pup

Bean our new rescued puppy
Bean new family member a rescued dog from SAAP

After the emotional passing of our 12 year old beast dog Custer in January we wanted to rescue another dog. After time to heal we wanted to find a 5 year old 40-50 lbs dog. We kind of wanted a terrier mix. The one we liked was already adopted when we got to see her a month ago. We knew Bean was small but not this small, nor did we know he was only 10 months old and not house trained.

We had to make a choice so after a week of seeing improvement and his stealing Min’s heart and Cooper beginning to enjoy him some what. We chose to keep him and work things out. Dr. Todd said he thought maybe 10 months old and a true Heinz 57 mix of a dog. This was not the plan but sometimes life does not go as planned.

Custer – Beast

Custer
Custer On The Day He Passed

In early January Custer was doing fine and all of a sudden he was disoriented and not right. We set and appointment with the vet, he was not showing any pain. He was just looking at us as if he was dying. He was, he was it turns out due to internal bleeding. After we got off the phone with our lawyer we took him to the vet. He was fading fast but helped me get him to the car. Once we got to the vet it took two of us into the room where about 30 minutes later he passed away with his head in Min’s lap as she comforted him out of any pain. The folks at Eastgate Animal Hospital were great through the whole sad process.

Cooper Meets New Family Member

Cooper
Cooper Hears About A New Friend

So far Cooper has now adjusted to a puppy in the house. Bean has an odd habit of hiding dog biscuits and Cooper is an expert at finding them. We are ensuring Cooper get a lot of attention as well as Bean. They now play together and Cooper can be a puppy at age 12. He know what it is like to be a homeless dog scrapping of the streets to survive.