Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring is Here

I spent all winter "cruising" the Illinois River via Google Maps. I have gone over every inch of it several times over. Now, I know the images are delayed, and not current, but suddenly, today I went and looked at it for the first time in a few weeks because I've been busy actually working on the boat lately, and there is a lot of movement on there! New boats moving on the river. Spring has sprung, although it's VERY early in the season. Personally I wouldn't chance launching until mid-April, and this year we're not going to until early May, still, seeing those many, many pleasure boats, as well as a lot of extra barge activity on the river makes me feel good. Spring is here. Spring is here. Hallelujah, spring is here.