Brother Dale was down for a visit the first weekend in May. The conditions were far from tropical but it was nice to see him and show off the boat nonetheless. His visit gave me an excuse to try out my dinghy modifications. The inflatable has never planed very well so I had modified the floor boards in hopes of rectifying the sluggish behavior. I am happy to announce that the dinghy now planes nicely an will be a great dive boat once we reach the Caribbean or clear, warm water. Karen and I have been going out for evening tours up the Tombigbee River just to get away from the marina and start to enjoy some of our labors. One of our favorite spots is a cypress swamp.