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Old 06-07-2010, 08:34 AM
Judy Patsch Judy Patsch is offline
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Location: Rock Island, Illinois mile 480 UMR
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Default River towns

Ed, I believe you've said you never rode any of the QUEENS - that is pretty obvious in your comment about the affluent not wanting to visit the rivertowns and that they might be afraid to leave the boat at some - HOGWASH! There is no Louvre or Rodeo Drive or Smithsonian along the way, but passengers of all means enjoyed the quaint down to earth towns and larger cities along the way. And I never met anyone of any financial means who was afraid to leave the boat. You are right on about the prices and how people go elsewhere for less money, but this perception you have about the rivertowns is pure bunk, sorry.
Betty Blake and her crowd came up with the wonderful slogan, Voyages to America, and that's what the QUEENS gave us. TO, not from.
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