Lazy River in Hannibal

The Mark Twain paddle wheel boat at the dock ready for us to board for dinner and a cruise on the Mississippi. We especially enjoyed being back on the river because we lived in WI for four years and spent a lot of time on the river---boating, ice skating, swimming.

We could watch the barges move along the river from our house and would go to the locks to watch the magnificent Delta Queen come through it.

A lonely barge awaits a pilot boat to power it along the river.

Although we hoped to go through the railroad draw bridge, the boat turned and moved back through the waters that had brought us to this point.

~~ The banks of the mighty Mississippi ~~
Knitting did occur during the cruise. Alas, it was not photographed.

The giant twirling mug was our view from our room at the Clemmons Hotel. A person could get dizzy watching this thing! I couldn't believe how quickly it was whirling around!!

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. -
--Mark Twain


Tracey said...

How cool! Funny mug.

Terri Lynn said...

Oh, my gosh, this so reminds me of where I grew up (on the Illinois River). My granddaddy was a riverboat captain (he tugged barges on the Ohio, Mississippi, and Illinoi). He's buried on a ridge that overlooks the Illinois River across from where I was born and raised and lived for 34 years.