i haven't been posting as often as usual. blame it on cabin fever. winter is hanging on here like a piece o gum that gets stuck in your hair and i've got some serious seasonal whatchamacallit. i'll bet that if i looked up the posting frequency of previous years, there'd be a lull about this time ever year. this slow and arduous season turn, promising spring and then snatching it back again over and over. but don't cry for me argentina, i have recently received word that our site has been successfully booked for a mid-June canoe trip!!! and though i realize this is months away, i am already dreaming of paddles n pine trees. . .