Whitewater rafting

I’ve gone whitewater rafting before, but this time we ran the Middle Fork of the American River. It was terrific. If you look at the picture on the website, you can see how all the people in the boat (with the exception of the guide) is sitting down in the middle of the boat. That’s because in the Tunnel Chute, the guide gave the command to “get down” so we would put the weight in the center of the boat. That was only for a few seconds and we were called back to paddling immediately after the first huge drop. The water was sooo cold, but it was extremely fun. Thanks to Brad for a fun trip!

Someone asked if I would take the high schoolers next year. All summer long, they kept asking me when I would plan a rafting trip for them. Even the several weeks prior to the trip, I asked for a show of hands of who’s interested and who would go. But when it came time to turn in all the permission slips and money, not a single soul wanted to go. So you ask, will you plan a rafting trip for them next year? I say they don’t deserve to go. I don’t even want to plan the snow trip anymore. I just know that I’m going up.

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As I posted before, today is officially Talk Like a Pirate Day. Play this game where you have to convert as many people as possible into piratey Pastafarians as you can before the time runs out.

2 thoughts on “Whitewater rafting

  1. Not fair. I had my permission slip, I even had to ask my dad to drive back and get it. Then when I got hurt he gave me a lecture of how I was hurt and shouldn't go, but then I told him lets see what the doc saids, dude I was crying cause I couldn't go.My ankle was fine that weekend to go, tho. Shiza!

  2. Yeah, you were the exception. Because you were injured, your circumstances were understandable. But out of a group of 20 people, people who wanted to go, and then flake? Come on….

Talk to me, Goose.