Always good for a northerner to head south towards end of winter to avoid going crazy during winter's last icy pangs. An Ozark river trip in early April generally hits the spot. This year, I invited a bunch of fantastic gentlemen I rarely get to spend time with and we ended up a group of nine. Left home at 5 AM on a Thursday, back by 7 PM on Sunday night. Just want an ailing soul needs to get set straight again.