This should be “my’ cruises, instead of “our” cruises, since I am in Peoria, Illinois on business, and the baseball team was out of town, so I needed something else to do. I did remember there is a gambling boat from years ago, but I didn’t really feel the need to spend a lot of money for a cruise. Then, I found the Spirit of Peoria – a paddlewheel boat that does ninety-minute cruises on the Illinois River. Sold.
This is not the longest cruise I’ve ever taken, but it got me out of the hotel and off Netflix. I took the same cruise twice, on May 26 and May 27, 2018, so I guess this was not only my first river cruise, it was also my first back-to-back.