We boarded the Spirit of Peoria for a 3 day trip, not knowing what to expect. WOW! From the moment we boarded we had fantastic food, incredible entertainment, and a rip-roaring good time! "Fox", Ted, and Barry provided the entertainment, through storytelling plays and music. We heard tales about the Explorers, Civil War times, and Abraham Lincoln. Ted conducted a sing-along that lasted at least an hour, and also played the calliope for us. Each night was spent ashore, once in Springfield (Abraham Lincoln Hotel) and Grafton (Pere Marquette Hotel). While in Springfield, we spent the morning at the Abraham Lincoln Museum. Although they only have a tiny galley, they produce wonderful buffets, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. One night, dinner was Prime Rib (fantastic), and the second night we had smoked brisket (which was all the more appetizing because we smelled it all day!).
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