|Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary|
Betty and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in February. It truly seems only yesterday that we joined our lives together out in the west-Texas town of El Paso.
|Great Experience Aboard the American Queen|
|The AQ's paddlewheel|
To make this anniversary extra special we booked a 7-day cruise aboard the American Queen. This boat (not ship) is the largest steam powered paddle wheel ever built and provides an outstanding experience for those seeking something uniquely different, quite romantic and geared to adults.
|Early Evening on|
as we cruised
The staff of the American Queen is simply unmatched in our traveling experience. With room and turn-down service each day, we were truly treated to a top-notch experience throughout our cruise.
|Best dining ever|
|A 4-course meal each night!!|
|Great service by the staff|
|The Mark Twain Room|
|A great place to relax|
|Music by Phil|
|Outstand - Professional Entertainment|
What more could you ask? There was also Phil who provided a piano accompanied medley each night featuring many of our favorite songs. Then, as the evening ripened, we found ourselves drawn to the unique setting of the Engine Room Bar that is situated just forward of the boats mighty paddlewheel and just above the American Queen engine room. Once there we enjoyed dancing to sounds of the 60's, 70's and 80's.
All this adds up to an absolutely great experience!! It is one that we highly recommend and one that we will repeat. Fact is, we booked a second cruise aboard the American Queen shortly after our New Year Eve cruise.
If this blog entry peeks your interest visit the American Queen website or for great personal attentions contact Patty Horst with USA River Cruises at 1-800-578-1479. She will take care of all the travel details for you!
Have a blessed Day.
"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"
* Taken from the book, How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.