Exploring the Mississippi

a trip by Jackie Halliday
From: June 13th 2019
Until: July 21st 2019

Some of us learned how to spell Mississippi at school so it will stand me in good stead on this trip, on the paddle steamer the American Queen, approx 1800kms from New Orleans to Red Wing, near Minneapolis. Although it could be a bit tricky with all the severe flooding that has been happening in the area. Hopefully the rain will ease by the time we leave New Orleans on the 24th June.
The Mississippi River runs through or along 10 states, from Minnesota to Louisiana, and is used to define portions of these states borders, with Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi along the east side of the river, and Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas along its west side (Wikipedia).
Flying into Houston we visit the Menil Art Collection there and fly on to Savannah to see our grandsons Aidan and Nicholas (it's his 12th birthday) and their mum Kim. After the river cruise we fly home from Chicago on the 19th July.
Trip Length: 5 weeks
Blog Entries: 21
Photos: 345
Words: 8994

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
June 14th 2019 Houston North America » United States » Texas
June 17th 2019 Savannah North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah
June 18th 2019 A birthday North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah
June 21st 2019 New Orleans North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans
June 21st 2019 Oak Alley North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans
June 25th 2019 Navigating Flooded Waters North America » United States » Louisiana » Baton Rouge
June 26th 2019 St Francesville North America » United States » Louisiana » Saint Francisville
June 29th 2019 The American Queen Steamboat North America » United States » Mississippi » Greenville
June 29th 2019 The Civil War comes to Vicksburg North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg
June 29th 2019 Greenville and a Correction North America » United States » Mississippi » Greenville
July 1st 2019 The Elvis Experience North America » United States » Tennessee » Memphis
July 3rd 2019 Memphis and a change of plan North America » United States » Tennessee » Memphis
July 5th 2019 A day of drama North America » United States » Kentucky » Paducah
July 8th 2019 Abe Lincoln came to visit North America
July 9th 2019 A city of surprises North America » United States » Kentucky » Louisville
July 11th 2019 A gentle sail up the Ohio and a famous person North America » United States » Indiana » Madison
July 12th 2019 The Underground Railroad North America » United States » Kentucky » Maysville
July 13th 2019 The last stop - Huntington, West Virginia North America » United States » West Virginia » Huntington
July 17th 2019 Frank Lloyd Wright North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago
July 18th 2019 Chicago North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago
July 19th 2019 Farewell to the USA North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago
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