Sunday, May 15, 2022

Mississippi River Cruise - Nottaway 2


I continue blogging about our recent Mississippi River Cruise.

Here are some facts about the Mississippi River. The Mississippi is 2,340 miles long, the longest river of North America; it starts at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and ends in the Gulf Stream. If the length of Missouri is added to the Mississippi's main stem, the river would be the fourth longest river, after the Amazon, and Yangtze.  If the Missouri and Ohio rivers are added, it would be the third longest in the world. 

Our cruise started in New Orleans, Louisiana and ended in Memphis Tennessee.

From New Orleans, we sailed to Nottaway, Louisiana where we visited the Nottaway antebellum mansion, said to be the largest extant antebellum plantation house in the South. This had been home to the Randoph and later the Landry families, and had witnessed Civil War days.


In Nottaway, we also took a swamp tour with close up look of alligators and racoons. 

The last photo shows a fake large alligator. 

Read also:

Mississippi River Cruise on the American Queen - 1

Mississippi River Cruise - Nottaway - 2

Mississippi River Cruise - New Orleans 3

Mississippi River Cruise - Pointe Coupee 4

Mississippi River Cruise - Natchez 5

 Mississippi River Cruise - Vicksburg 6

Tags: #mississippicruise #mississippiriver #cruising #Americanqueen #travel #rivercruise

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