Look what happened now...
There used to be 3 Riverboats that went up and down the Mississippi river, now the Natchez is the only one. I have always wanted to ride a old fashioned paddle boat/steamboat, but I never had the time or the $$. I booked early through HOTWIRE *(yes hotwire) & saved almost 1/2 on the dinner cruise.
We sat right there. Could see well and didn't get to cold when the sun went down. The live Jazz band was good, too.
I booked on line before I knew Ms Roxann's schedule, so I figured she would not want to ride with me, since she lives in NOLA, and grew up there. But she rode with me and told me about the history of the river and her life with it. There was a guide talking too, but this was way more better! :)
View before we pushed off.
This is where you pick up or buy your tickets. It looks like a light house so its easy to find. (And this is where you board.) Check their website for all the details including menu.
"She’s the ninth steamer to bear the name NATCHEZ. It was her predecessor, NATCHEZ VI, that raced the ROBERT E. LEE in the most famous steamboat race of all time. Even today, the NATCHEZ is proudly the undisputed champion of the Mississippi, never having been beaten in a race. In many ways, she’s the best of her line." Taken from their website--Picture of Back of the ship, from the picture we bought, LOL
Going at night was nice. Got a lovely sunset! :0
Time for Dinner!
We opted for late dinner seating. Not too crowded :)
I was not really expecting much for the dinner. But there was a nice salad, pasta, potatoes and greens that I could eat. According to Rox there was fish, chicken and pork. + it was unlimited so we got more than full, lol +Ice Tea, Coffee, Booze, etc.
Tin Type ceiling. I edited for effect, lol
More Later- Talk soon
Just a Woman in the World. Sometimes a lonely traveler, sometimes with the Krewe. Eating, shopping and meditating my way through life...
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