About Cruising the Mississippi by Al & Sunny Lockwood
If you love travel, beauty, history, fabulous food, and genuine old-fashioned fun, you’ll love this amazing paddle wheel adventure along the mighty Mississippi River.
From a vibrant New Orleans’ Jazz concert at famous Preservation Hall, to the largest plantation mansion on the Mississippi (Nottoway Plantation), to eye-opening Civil War battlegrounds, this lively travel memoir brings American history and Southern culture to life.
The paddlewheeler itself is an enchanting antebellum masterpiece. Period furnishings. Tiffany lamps. An authentic steam calliope. And a huge front porch with comfy rocking chairs where you can relax and enjoy the natural wonder of America’s greatest waterway.
Riverside cities offer their own unique attractions, steeped in history and plantation grandeur.
Thrill at the beauty of Saint Mary’s Basilica in Natchez, Mississippi. Consecrated in 1886, it’s architecture and stained glass windows rival the churches of Europe.
Learn about the Republic of West Florida, the shortest-lived nation in North America.
Discover the opulence of cotton and cane sugar plantation owners.
Celebrate with the members of the Rosedown Baptist Church in St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Savor blue crab cakes with Cajun tasso or catfish with black-eyed peas and greens, or other local culinary specialties.
Share a lifetime’s experiences with two high-spirited seniors as they enthusiastically explore the most famous river in the U.S. and its fascinating riverside towns.
In this warm and personal travel memoir you’ll learn things about America you never knew before.