Thanks everyone. I've enjoyed and learned so much from visiting other sites, and felt the need to join in here. I have an older (smarter) brother living in NC, who is rediscovering his love of paddling. Aside from day trips there, here comes up here for a (young & old) boys trip with family. I'd like to reverse that flow someday. There are so many places on my bucket/wish list all over this continent.
Lately I've been stopping and chatting on busier put ins etc.( I must have been a Walmart greeter in another life.) I've also shared campsites with wind bound trippers. Although I love to get away from everything and everyone when I canoe camp, I've discovered that people are a special part of that experience. This site confirms that. Thanks everyone. Brad