Man, If I were only as close as Mobile. It's about 11 hours one way from Austin, Tx to Venice pulling the boat, 10 without. Still, I'd like to get down there for a few days in Feb before Lump season is over. How long does it take you to drag to Venice from Alabama? Good luck on the weather and the Lump when ya go. If I do get a chance to get down there, I'm sure we'd bump into each other. It's kind of a small world.