One of the great things that we get to do as part of Literary Traveler is take a neat trip now and then. Not all of the time mind you, but sometimes everything aligns and we get to take a once in a lifetime trip.
It’s even more special when you travel to a place you remember but have never actually been. This happens when you are traveling through a landscape that you have only read about. This was the case for me when I was invited by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help lead a trip on the Historic (A National Historic Landmark) Delta Queen Steamboat.
The trip was to celebrate Mark’s Twain’s Mississippi and was ten days at the beginning of July a few years back. We went from St. Paul to St. Louis and stopped at number of memorable places as we wound down the river.
The trip combined travelers from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stanford Alumnae and Smithsonian. We had some great people on that trip including the travelers, the presenters and the people behind the scenes who made it all happen.
Sadly the Delta Queen is not currently riding the rivers and is docked in Chattanooga, TN. As part of a series of ongoing videos that we are producing at Literary Traveler, we wanted to share the magic that we felt on the Mississippi.