We take it for granted. Over the past few weeks I have met with several people who were visiting the Mid-Ohio Valley for the first time. A retired Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation employee journeyed to our river city with her husband to enjoy the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival. Although she been here previously, it was always for work and she didn't have a chance to relax and take in all that is offered. Of course, the fireworks were incredible, but there was much more they enjoyed: the river museum was of great interest, the unique shops offered holiday gifts, and dining at our local restaurants added to a wonderful experience. She and her husband were both scared and enthralled by the tales of our haunted Marietta. She was very glad not to see the ghost at The Hackett Hotel, while he was disappointed not having a sighting. Maybe next time!