So it's not bad. Figure I make £2000 to £3000. £4000 in a great month. Make you wonder why he didn't stick with it. I suppose the Civil War stopped steamboat traffic. And then railroads replaced the steamboat. So...that's probably why.
Mark Twain and myself, both doing reasonably well paid, antiquated jobs. He enjoyed his job, I enjoy mine. But it's not long for this world.
He was commissioned to write some humorous pieces about life as a steamboat pilot but he quit after a few. He didn't want to bother. He was too busy traveling up and down the Mississippi River. Then when the job ended, he got a job with a newspaper and that's when his writing career really began.
You can still travel the Mississippi by steamboat. Only $23,000 for two people.
There's a stop in Hannibal, of course.
Let me check out some reviews. Almost entirely glowing but those aren't interesting. Here's a negative one.
Never take this cruise. They talk about some great tours and cancel many of them along the way. The food is not good, the service is mostly done by interns that are learning and it is super over priced for receiving close to nothing. Terrible and boring cruise up the Mississippi with almost know good entertainment or activities. The boat even crashed into a sand bar at night - took about 30 minutes of pushing back and forth to get off and woke everyone up- bent the paddle wheel and made them late to arrive in Memphis so they canceled the Memphis tour? If you want a good cruise go on a Viking River cruise. The difference is like a cubic to a diamond.
Our only grace was we had planned a few days on our own in the start destination and the end destination so we saw those two locations and had fun there
It's surprising that a man who can afford $22,000 for a cruise along a river has such poor spelling.
We are experienced ocean cruisers who wanted to give river cruising a try, as well as stay in the USA. This was a round trip, New Orleans to New Orleans, on a paddle wheeler. The average age of the guests (about 185) was 75-80 with many in wheelchairs, or using walkers and canes. With no disrespect to the elderly (we are 65), we felt we were in a floating nursing home.
Yeah, I didn't think of that. It almost certainly is overwhelmingly old folk on cruises.
Someone else mentions, not in jest, that there were WWII veterans on the cruise.
In other news, made some saurkraut again. I used the recipe to the letter this time. Apple and onion and brown sugar and caraway seeds all added.
I can't say it makes a huge difference. It's okay, I guess, but certainly not something I'd eat again. It's too bad because the recipe is crazy easy and it's cheap.
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