Char - You have my permission to quote, however you want to do it. Feel free to correct any of my typos, spellings or other language misadventures.
Bob - I am still trying to get used to Arkansas, but it is not my favorite kind of country. I have found some fine little rivers to float canoes and kayaks, but my big whitewater raft has no place to go. There is a lot of National Forest land in the Ozarks with good hiking trails. I am glad to be back in the lower 48 where there is road access to the rest of the country within reasonable driving distance. Nancy and I are taking the Casita
, and our raft, out to Colorado and Utah for the first half of June. We are planning a bunch of one-day float trips and staying in the Casita
at night. We expect to move back to the Southwest eventually.