Love and fascination. There is a difference but it's better when it comes together. There are many rivers I love in different degrees for many different reasons. I now find myself fascinated by the Lower Louis. Why? Who knows...it's just caught my fancy and when this happens I consider it an adventure to savor. Bit by bit I look forward to learning more about this river. Memorial weekend was a great paddling weekend with good people and good water. Congratulations Dennis and Dave on your first run of Octopus! Caleb...what were we thinking???