Yes when you think of New Orleans the first thing that most likely comes to mind is Jazz, food and well more food!
But you forget New Orleans is situated right on the Mississippi river and what better way to experience then onboard the ONLY real steamboat left on the Mississippi river - The Natchez!
I got to go inside the engine room and meet the captains in the driving room - so come on let's go cruising!
The captains were SO friendly - real Southern hospitality
Looking out over the Missisippi river never felt so good!
and what would a boat trip be without a shameless selfie with the Captain lol
4 generations of steam boat captains - was a real treat spending the afternoon with these characters
I got access to the engine room - let me tell you - it's super hot in here - with the southern heat and then the heat from these robust engines - these boys work hard making sure this steamer runs well
just look at this beautiful engine!
How a steam boat works!
oh the boiler room!
This was on the wall in the engine room - picture of a stem boat from Australia - from the murray river!
So underneath they have a fully catered restuarant and Jazz band!
Yes I got to ring the steam bell - or horn rather - it was super fun - see my instagram for the video footage
OH Nanchez - don't change!
These guys were the best - they LOVE what they do and have a solid friendship - 3 generations of steamer captains!