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Monday, February 12, 2018

Aboard the America Cruising on the Mississippi River

There we are, aboard the America and cruising now on the Mississippi River...
It is 11:33 AM on July 8, 2017 and I'm taking pictures of our cabin.
With balcony and great view.
We did opt for the 4th deck, cabin 403 of the America.
Two settees and a TV.
Photo taken after lunch at 2:45 PM as Pieter finally manages to take his nap after having been 2 days with me in the car...

At 17:09 we were in Edgard on the Mississippi river and we both are on our balcony.
Pieter sure did enjoy those HUGE barges on the Mississippi river.
Both of us had never expected such heavy freight traffic is going on.
We also had no idea that this river isTwsome 800 yards wide and almost congested with transport. Two thirds of the entire U.S.A.'s grain production goes via the Mississippi to New Orleans, also for export.
It is much cheaper than via rail or by truck!
It is a slow streaming river. We did some 8 miles stream up and downwards we made 15 miles per hour.
One could easily keep up by bike with that speed...
Fascinating to see those barges, only problem was that they are too long for capturing in one photo!
Now you can see the end of it...
Pieter sure enjoyed studying these freighters with his binoculars and I enjoyed them too.
From our private balcony on the 4th deck.
An interesting study...
Still in Garyville...


Here I show you the full width of the Mississippi, at Garyville, Louisiana.
Now standing on the front of the 4th deck and we're at Mount Airy, Louisiana around 17:25.
Pieter looking very happy!
Mount Airy, Louisiana and a bridge is coming in sight now... (to the left).
Wallace, Louisiana at 17:38.
Still in Wallace, nearing the bridge.
Wallace, close to bridge and Pieter is looking up at the Pilot's House for the captain's maneuvering...
By 17:43 we ware almost under the bridge in Wallace, Louisiana.
Pieter is looking up to the Pilot House and admiring the captain's skill!

At 18:30 we enjoy our first delicious dinner and have a very peaceful and good night in our cabin.
What a perfect first day!

Travel next with us to Houmas House, the crown jewel of Louisiana's river road...

Thanks for your visit.


Related links:
Our Long Awaited Mississippi River Cruise | previous post by me
The Roosevelt New Orleans with View of Mississippi and French Quarter + New Orleans Cooking School | previous post by me
7th North American Mushroom Conference at The Roosevelt in New Orleans | previous post by me

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34 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful cruise Pieter and you had!The view along Mississippi river is beautiful. The cabin is so lovely and looks so comfortable. Love to see Pieter enjoying the cruise, and thank you showing us the long boat from the top to the end,Marriette. I enjoyed Mississippi cruise with you today.
    I hope both of you have a lovely day.

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    1. Dearest Tomoko,
      Oh absolutely, we thoroughly enjoyed it!
      For Pieter it was a very positive cruise, so happy for him and now we finally have the time and peace to relive it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. This is wonderful.. enjoy every moment.. hugs..

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    1. Dearest Krishna,
      It sure was wonderful and we did enjoy it!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Dearest Mariette,
    thank you for sharing those lovely pictures! The room looks great!
    Enjoy the time!
    Happy week to you bth,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Glad you enjoyed traveling along!
      Hugs and Happy Valentine to you both.
      Mariette

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  4. Liebe Mariette,

    herzlichen Dank für deinen wunderschönen Post.

    Sonnige Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja gerne und es freut mich um andere so mitnehmen zu können.
      Lieber Gruß,
      Mariette

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  5. Hello Mariette,
    Amazing cruze, this boat is very very big :))
    I'm happy to see the newt post.
    Hugs

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    1. Dearest Nathalie,
      Yes, very amazing and the boat is big due to the large cabins but oh so comfortable!
      Glad you enjoy tagging along.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hello Mariette, Your cabin looks very spacious for a boat--and with a balcony yet.

    Your description of traveling down the river reminds me of Mark Twain's book Life on the Mississippi, in which he describes learning to pilot a steamboat down the tricky Mississippi.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Sure a lot of history and also Mark Twain's writings come to mind when one books such a cruise.
      We did enjoy it very much and had no idea it would be so spacious!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Francisco Manuel,
      The journey has been completed already but we enjoy the memories!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Wow your cabin looks so large! And I love the balcony with chairs! Enjoyed the video. The river is so vast. I like viewing bridge from below. It must have been quite a sight to see that bridge as you passed under it!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Yes, that was such a surprise to both of us when we got inside and found all this!
      We had no idea about the vastness of the Mississippi but we learned so much this trip.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Dear Mariette,
    I Have been reading your previous post and now this one about your nice cruise on the Mississippi river. Until now I have only seen those paddlewheelers on TV. You are very lucky to have enjoyed this lovely cruise. The boat is huge and your cabin is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!!! Looking forward for your next post!
    Many hugs!
    Marie-Anne

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Thank you for traveling along with us and yes, our long wait of 29 years yielded us a lot more luxury and high tech cruising. The paddlewheel is no longer the only power source but still left on for its nostalgia and it looks great I must say.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Hallo mariette. Bedankt voor de heerlijke cruise. Heb er van genoten.
    Groeten aan Pieter.
    Liefs uit Nederland

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    1. Beste Ingrid,
      Ja leuk om zo mee te kunnen reizen vanaf je stoel... Het opent toch een andere en veelal onbekende wereld voor velen. Voor ons ook tot voor deze reis.
      Liefs,
      Mariette en Pieter

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  11. Dearest Mariette's!
    You had on the Mississippi River taking picture at Cabin. Pieter has completed and enjoy on the BIKE with both of you! Looked so much enjoyed that for ever time! The crown jewel of Louisiana's river.
    Big hugs and enjoy both them!
    I had rains day!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko san,
      Yes, before we went on this cruise together we certainly did enjoy our bike rides!
      Yes, next posting I will show you the crown jewel of the Louisiana's river road.
      We sure loved the roomy cabin and our balcony for a great view.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Dearest Mariette's!
    You are show as the crown Jawel of the Louisiana's river road, It was the silver key chain (Availablo at you are online boutigue as well Hand bag!
    I hope it was OK...
    Michiko

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    1. Yes Michiko san, my next posting will be about the crown jewel of Louisiana's river road.
      You are very observation because those silver Italian key chains can be used on your hand bag.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Liebe Mariette,

    uii wie schön...eine Flussfahrt. Da wurde für Pieter ein Männertraum wahr. ;-)
    War bestimmt eindrücklich die Reise mit all den alten Geschichten im Hintergrund.
    Meine Tochter und ich machen diesen Sommer eine Kreuzfahrt rund um den Polarkreis. Ein Traum von mir der endlich auf diese Weise in Erfüllung gehen darf. Leider mag mein Mann nicht mitkommen, aber ich werde es auch ohne ihn sehr geniessen. Er reist nicht so gern.

    Du hast recht mit der Trendfarbe. Ich hatte den hinteren Teil schon vorher in weiss und violett und das gefällt mir immer noch. Hab es nur geschrieben, weil es eben in diesem Jahr quasi zum Trend gemacht wurde.:-)

    Alles Liebe euch
    Julia

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    1. Liebe Julia, ja diese Kreuzfahrt war wirklich ein Traum worüber wir ja auch 29 Jahre geträumt hatten bevor es in Erfüllung gehen dürfte. Der Pieter hat sich sehr gefreut, auch das technischem vom Schiff.
      Bin so froh das du mit Tochter diese spezielle Kreuzfahrt und den Polarkreis machen wirst. Eine Freundin von mir hat es gemacht und auch eine Bekannte hier in der USA.
      Ja, ihr habt es schon ganz richtig gemacht daheim.
      Ganz lieber Gruß,
      Mariette

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  14. Hello dear Mariette!
    Wow!Your cabin is so lovely!
    Great cruise and gorgeous boat!
    Very interesting pictures and videos!
    Glad you both enjoyed this trip!
    Have a lovely week ahead!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Indeed we found it a spacious and lovely cabine with balcony and enjoyed it tremendously; fond memories forever.
      Hugs and happy weekend to you!
      Mariette

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  15. Das sind wunderschöne Bilder. Die Fahrt muss sehr schön gewesen sein und auch die Kabine sieht wundervoll aus.

    Viele liebe Grüße
    Wolfgang

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    1. Ja danke Wolfgang es war wirklich sehr schön und auch lehrreich!
      Lieber Gruß zurück,
      Mariette

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  16. I am surprised by the size of the room, and a private balcony must have been very nice.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Oh sure we too were surprised, quite a difference from the very tight spaces on our cruise to the Bahamas.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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