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Up the Mississippi!

Real Estate Agent with RLAH@properties AB95346

There hasn't been much in way of scenery since Lexington, Kentucky.  The last few states, Indiana, Ohio and Missouri, have been amber waves of grain.  Until, that is, we hit Hannibal, Missouri on the road trip to Topeka. 

Now, Hannibal is a little out of the way, but Dick is sort of into the whole Tom Sawyer thing, so we put it on the itinerary. 

It's a charming town with lots of great historic homes, and lots of history.  We also found fun.

It was the Mark Twain, a riverboat that has been a fixture in the town since the '60s.  And we decided to do a total tourist thing and take the evening dinner cruise. 

It's a family owned business, run by Captain Steve and his wife, Sandy.  And their daughter helps run the dinner part of the operation. 

There is even entertainment from L.A. Suess, a virtuoso on the harmonica and banjo, which he plays at the same time.  He can also sing.  The man clearly has a good time, and he's been performing on the Mark Twain for the last 15 seasons.

And the ride included some pretty spectacular views, including a sunset over the river that took my breath away.

Tomorrow I'm downloading Tom Sawyer onto my E-Reader.

Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Great photos Pat.  Looks like you are enjoying yourself.  Hope you are relaxing.

Sep 21, 2011 03:53 PM
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Pat, Nice pictures, trip looks like fun. A riverboat dinmer on the Mississippi what's not to like. Say hi to Dick Tom Sawyer.

Sep 21, 2011 03:57 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Paula, it's interesting.  We are in a really, really tiny car that's fun to ride in, but we're having to get creative about fitting our stuff in.

And Mitch, yeah, I loves the boat ride.  I think I was a riverboat musician in a past life.

Sep 21, 2011 04:11 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for taking us along. It is a most enjoyable ride. Keep enjoying each other!


Sep 21, 2011 04:19 PM
Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

well how fun is that gotta love the ole mighty Mississippi!

Sep 21, 2011 04:35 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

This is turning into a fun trip!  Sounds like you really put some thought into the stops and starts!

Sep 21, 2011 11:12 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh, how very cool Pat.  I've never been there, so thank you for the pictures.  Very cool.

Sep 21, 2011 11:20 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

That is one of the many rivers in this country that I have never seen.......I have flown over it..........I can imagine a trip up the Mississippi would be a lot of fun!

Sep 22, 2011 12:37 AM
Denise Roberts
New Colony Properties, LLC - Pinehurst, NC
e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area

Nice photos, Pat!  That boat trip/ride sounds and looks like fun!

Sep 22, 2011 09:50 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Oh Pat  It looks like you are having a spectacular time .  That boat ride looks like lots of  fun .


Sep 22, 2011 11:16 AM