Well, I finally got a chance to take the ferry today, after dropping off my kid's viola at the music shop, since he never practiced. I actually drove right past the place I have to drop the cake off at. It is literally right across the river from me, about a half a mile from the ferry on the Ohio side. I am 6 miles from the ferry, on the Kentucky side.
It was raining, and we have had TONS of rain the last 3 weeks, so the river is pretty high and muddy and fast right now. The ferry ride was smooth as can be. I even left my engine on, in the air conditioning. The concern is the hills on both sides of the river! STEEP roads that double back and zig zag, cut into the side of STEEP hills. We are talking 3rd gear, I could hear my engine straining, and I normally can't hear it at all. That was coming up the hill, toward my house, so I will have to brake the whole way going toward the river, no gas at all, for about a mile.
I think it is the perfect excuse to buy a cake safe. Because I am crazy, right? I can get there 2 other ways, that go in the opposite direction. The map shows I can go 275 to 75, to river road, 24 miles, (to the right, in blue) Or to the left, 275 to 50 through Indiana, 28 miles(to the left, in blue) The road in pink in across the ferry, 6 miles (it wasn't an option, I drew it in paint, lol)