Going up the river...


Great company, good accomodations, delicious food, interesting information and splended scenery..this is the magic we experienced on the riverboat trip the Honor Society from Victory International Fellowship church just took. (church new name is...Life Church,Brookfield Campus... our senior group name is now Prime Life..doing all the same great fun events.)

Our adventure started on Monday the 26th of September..we met at church at 7am , had a donut and coffee, had last minute instructions from our fearless leader Gary Meyer

We had sunshine and good roads to take us to LeClaire, IA..where we would spend the night before boarding the Twilight riverboat on Tuesday by 8am ..they were serving us coffee, donuts, juice and fruit ..and soon on our way up river to Debuque, IA ..


Instructions followed by prayer for travel by Pastor Rory
Bags are ready to be loaded
first stop..lunch break at Taco Joe's..
More info..at a park stop overlooking a dam
One of many barges on the "Liquid Highway". some are more than 3 football fields long.
Interactive displays at the John Deere Company..Gary tried his best ..but don't think he filled that hole !
Pastor Gene took the wheel on one of the BIG machines
Dinner Monday evening at the "Origianal Machine Shed"..
We had a group of 30 on this trip..
starting to board
Relaxing on deck in the sun
Going through the locks
The crew pushing log debris out of the way ..the river was near flood stage.
our waiter doing his Thang. We were served a midmorning sanck, lunch at noon and dinner at 5pm before landing in Debuque
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the meals we were served..Mid morning and afternoon snacks..delicious sandwich etc. at noon and a full course dinner at 5pm both days.. and of course DESSERT!
Enjoying each other in conversation when not walking or sitting on deck
No matter if you were outside sitting and enjoying the sun and fresh air or inside talking with others. The captain was narrating interesting facts about the river along the way.
homes along the river on stilts.
We were told the river was almost at flood stage. Cedar Rapids IA. was experiencing a flood disaster..the week before and with more rain to come..
Did you know there are pelicans on the Mississippi river? the white bird show's it is a very young bird
You had to tap your feet to his music..fun songs..including "Ole Man River"
Just landed in Debuque, IA. for the night at the Grand River Resort...excellent rooms and an outstanding breakfast in the morning
They had a shuttle available to take you around Debuque to see some of the site's

Nancy and I choose to go into the Riverboat museum
my roommate Nancy and I in front of a replica of the steam boat wheel.
I am so grateful for her kindness and help..as I was experiencing a problem with my knee.
Beaufiful sky on the way back to LeClaire..
The boat was called TWILIGHT
I can see why it may have been named that..the trip back down river was so relaxing. I enjoyed the beautiful scenery..
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the Mississippi riverboat ..adventure. We may repeat this trip some day

Thank for taking time to view this journey with me.

This was a very special few days..everyone enjoyed ..the Twilight Riveboat/Mississippi river magic trip.

I hope you enjoyed these photo's..Our committee is planning next years schedule, of monthly day trips and our annual week long fall adventure..

Everyone is invited to join us, just call and leave your name and contact information with the office and we will be sure to get our quarterly schedule flyer out to you.

Looking forward to November and the 'GUY PENROD' concert..on Nov. 3rd..tickets are still available..call the office at 262-783-2900 to get your ticket now.


"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Pslam 118:24

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Lani | Reply 05.10.2016 15:04

Great pictures!

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17.04 | 06:56

Happy Easter, Geri!
This post is beautiful!

06.04 | 16:30

Good words to remember and live by…Thanks

10.03 | 07:19

It’s quality of friends not quantity , I always say. I love that picture of Jacob at Fred Howard park with is little friend. Love ya, Aunt Geri

10.03 | 07:02

This made me smile again about 3 years later. Thanks for sharing again.

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