Thanks to illness & injuries & work and such, we have only four players today instead of the seven or eight we were expecting.
So the players decided it was better to play the Cold Fens and do some scouting. Overriding Galen's (sarcastic) suggestion to go "dirt the Los Bros Humongous."
Exploring in a swamp, hurrah! I'll just shelve all of my AD&D books for a couple weeks from now.