i was at a site for the river boats when i got your email. you must have esp. thank you so much. i am so glad you got such a great deal. and it sounds like you had a wonderful time on the boat. i live on the mississippi and see the queen and delta boats all the time going up or down the river and have dreamed about being on one for many years now. i would love to experience the paddleboat cruise trip. i have been on trips that last a few hours and they are wonderful. i am in driving distance of st.louis and hannibal but i still want to take this trip. i will check out the ta you gave me and try to work something out.
thanks again. and yes, the mississippi is muddy and kind of dirty but the small quaint towns you pass and visit will make the trip worthwhile.