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Ultimate Rides

Take a Cruise Down the Mississippi

photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

My one and only experience on the Mississippi river wasn't exactly on a steamboat, but, in my opinion, it was even more memorable.  During a visit to Mississippi with girlfriend-at-the-time way back when I was in my mid-twenties, we went camping with a few of her friends one Friday night on the western bank of the Mississippi.  On Saturday, we all boarded a "sand-barge" owned by the father of one of the members of our group.  We cruised the mighty river at our leisure, going where we wanted, stopping when we wanted (by running the barge up on one of the many sandbars that are so common in the muddy Mississippi).  All-in-all, it was an unforgettable weekend!