A right turn from Decatur street (if you are walking NE) finds you standing at the might Mississippi! It is big... way big... huge... you select the adjective. It will fit. We sat down and watched the barges go past. Then we heard a horn - more like a steam whistle. Off to the south we saw the paddle wheel steamboat. What a sight!
I sure am glad the hotel wasn't ready for us when we arrived. We would have unpacked, laid around, and found reasons to stay in the air conditioned comfort of the room. Did I mention it is warm here today?