Cruising the Mississippi: From New Orleans to Memphis on a genuine paddlewheeler

Cruising the Mississippi: From New Orleans to Memphis on a genuine paddlewheeler

by Sunny Lockwood, Al Lockwood


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In crossing another travel adventure off their bucket list, two retirees take a river cruise and find the heart and soul of the American South.

Born travelers Al and Sunny Lockwood seized their dreams of exploring America’s natural wonders. From hiking mountain trails to photographing wildflowers in Death Valley, they’ve documented their fascinating journeys to critical acclaim.

After a brush with death, they stopped putting off their desire to cruise oceans.

Now well into retirement, these veteran travelers embrace a new travel adventure with a river cruise up the great and powerful Mississippi.

Join Al and Sunny on the decks of an antebellum-era paddle wheel riverboat as they experience the culinary delights, rich architecture, breathtaking vistas, and famous hospitality of southern culture.

You'll visit lavish plantation mansions, honor the fallen at Civil War memorials, and be swept away by the magical beat of authentic New Orleans jazz. Before the journey ends, you'll witness how the couple's first impressions are challenged, changing their hearts forever.

In Cruising the Mississippi, you'll discover:

- Fascinating histories of riverside cities and little-known facts about famous landmarks

- Personal reflections and insights from their day-to-day experiences

- Tested travel tips and advice for embarking on your own river cruise adventure

-The lifelong benefits of immersing yourself in different customs and cultural experiences

- A detailed tour of the historic paddle-wheel riverboat, and much, much more!

If you like cultural exploration, practical travel insights, colorful characters, and authentic personal stories, then you'll love Al and Sunny Lockwood's illuminating exploration of America's mightiest waterway.

Buy Cruising the Mississippi today and embark on a breathtaking adventure for the young at heart!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642370782
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Al and Sunny Lockwood have traveled by foot, car, rail, air and cruise ship. They've camped in national parks, hiked mountain trails, photographed springtime flowers in Death Valley and wintry surf along the rugged beaches of Northern California.

They've watched July 4th fireworks over Lake Tahoe, explored the Taos Pueblo and ridden the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad through forests ablaze with autumn colors.

From North Carolina's Outer Banks to New Orleans' Burbon Street and Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, they love to wander and wonder and enjoy.

And everywhere they go, they capture unforgettable moments -- Al with his camera and Sunny with her reporter's notebook -- to share with their readers. Their work has been published in magazines and newspapers. It has been recognized with awards from the National Federation of Press Women and the California Newspaper Publishers Association,

Their first travel memoir, Cruising Panama's Canal, was a finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards.

Their travel memoir, Cruising the Mediterranean, won the gold medal for adult nonfiction in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and was named the best nonfiction book in the 2016 Seven Sisters Book Awards. It was also a finalist in the 2017 Best Book Awards competition.

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