Dave Murray, the chief weatherman for Fox 2 News in St Louis, came out with his spring forecast and he's predicting that during the month of April the main rivers, Illinois and Mississippi, will only experience minor and moderate flooding.
The month of May, on the other hand, he's seeing some "big flooding" on the main rivers.
So it looks like we'll try leaving St Louis on Saturday, April 21, arriving in Chicago, with a little luck, sometime on Tuesday, April 24. I had originally planned on leaving on a Friday, but in order for Jim to make the trip it's been moved out one day.
Right now we have Jim, Joe, Dave S, and myself. If anyone else wants to join us let me know. Everyone will have to make their own arrangements to get back home since I'm going to have to stay in Chicago until at least May 1, the earliest that I can put the boat on the mooring. Amtrak is a good bet with tickets going for around $24 to St Louis or $23 to Alton, IL.