Every year the Tri Cities, WA holds the Water Follies. It's a weekend of fun highlighted by racing of the Unlimited Hydroplanes and an air show that involves several different airplanes. The hydroplanes start arriving in the area on Wednesday and do public appearances for a day or two before heading for the pits on the Columbia River. The airplanes start showing up on Friday and do a couple of short airshows to spike the public interest. The pilots fly out of our local airport and are hosted at a variety of events around town. One of those is sponsored by our yacht club and members take the pilots, crews and the administrative people for an evening cruise on the Columbia. This year we said we would participate and we ended up hosting the administrative staff. They boarded the boat around 7:30 p.m. and we shoved off soon after. We cruised about 7.5 miles upriver, watched the sun set, then turned around and headed back to the club to drop everyone off. Needless to say, a good time was had by all involved. Here are a few photos from the evening. The temp was near 100* when we left the dock, no clouds, no wind, just a lot of fun. Here's the group we had on board. Good night, sun When we got back to the club there was a party going on the dock so after we said our goodbyes to the guests we stuck around to share in the fun.