Ann, sounds like you're a convert!! Welcome to the addiction. DQ is our favorite and we'll be on her at the end of April for the race with the Belle of Louisville. It's all part of the Kentucky Derby festivities. Because we go as often as possible we do get the smaller and less expensive rooms. One trip was a back to back for 15 days so it was quite challenging to find clothes hanging space. We however considered it all part of the experience.
Our favorite trip so far is the upper Mississippi from St. Louis to St. Paul. Do try to go in that direction as it gets better with each mile going upriver. The communities along the way, the people who welcomed us so warmly and the wonderful scenery and sunsets made it special. We plan on repeating it as soon as possible.
Perhaps we'll meet on the river one day.