Right at the beginning of Fall, when the weather was just turning, I was on a Shoreline boat for a river and lake tour. It was great! It was an open air boat, but they had put down a canvas on the lower deck so the temperature never got uncomfortable. We had a great quiet trip up and around the river. I've been on small boats where there is nowhere to move, and on the big boats (like Odyssey or Spirit -- not to slam them, but you know what I'm talking about) where you just feel like you're on a floating conference facility with no fresh air. This was just right. The upper deck allowed an unobstructed view toward the front with a canopy and chairs in the back. (Should I say bow and aft? Well, I didn't. I am a proud landlubber, but I never felt out of place on their boat.) Seriously, it was a really relaxing evening. Our tour had music, food, and a bar. It was like a floating party -- but not the obnoxious crazy parties that make you want to leave. The kind where you can talk to a bunch of different people, enjoy yourself, and get surprised by how quickly the time has passed! All around. Great times!