We just returned from our Mississippi River cruise which began in St. Louis and ended in St. Paul. We started out by coaching to St. Louis and spending the night in sight of the Arch - Gateway to the West. Next morning after a great breakfast, we took a tour of the city before boarding our river boat. The cabins were extremely comfortable and the meals and service aboard were outstanding. Of course, the included evening cocktail hour was well attended and followed by dinner each day which included your choice of wine.
The cruise up the river was extremely relaxing with great visits to river towns along our journey north. The first five days the temperatures were in the low 80's. Then we had cooler weather for the remainder of the trip, but we never got interrupted by rain or snow.
We toured Minneapolis and St. Paul, both of which presented themselves as clean and beautiful with a lot of activity going on. Then it was off by train to Chicago, the windy city. Dinner at Lawry's was outstanding with the best prime rib I have had in a long time. After a relaxing evening at Embassy Suites, we enjoyed a great breakfast then took a Chicago River tour of the city. I've been to Chicago many times, but this was the first time I saw the city from the water and enjoyed it very much. After lunch downtown, we headed home by coach.
If you are looking to join us on our next trip, consider "Spring Time in the South", March 22 to March 24, 2015 to enjoy some southern hospitality in Savannah and Charleston. Great way to get some early vitamin D from Mother Nature. Give us a call if you are interested, as this will be a fast selling trip.
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