Well I have lived in central IL for over half my life and I have never ridden the Spirit of Peoria. Today I finally did! Woo Hoo for me! It is a paddle boat; a genuine paddle boat considering it has no other means of propulsion ( I hope I spelled that right!)...With it being so sunny, I over-exposed most of shots (stupid, stupid me! grrr!) so I have no shots of the actual boat! Pretty peeved about that I am! But anyways, here are some shots that I took that didn't turn out to bad. Some of them need to be cropped and edited btw...just haven't gotten that far. 1.This is our leaving place-downtown Peoria. 2.Paddle wheel, PADDLE!!!! 3.This be my dad! 4.This is my Dad, again 5. Don't let those cables break! 6. Father's Hands...I'm practicing with "hand" shots here... 7. A marina that is right next to the Spirit's dock: 8. This is the LST 325. She's a..uhh...hold on, I know this! Landing Ship Tank! lol..I knew it was in my brain somewhere! This weekend she is docked in Peoria and next weekend she'll be in Henry, IL. My grandfather was on one of these in WWII. This came over from Greece...I think I heard that its the last LST on the water today...that "runs" at any rate. Anyway-I'll have more next weekend when I actually tour the boat! These are taken from the Spirit! 9. 10. 11.