Today, although much more fun, was less exciting when compared to the thrills of yesterday. Thankfully, since we were near water, there were no alligators. We didn't need to fill the gas tank even once.
We got to the headquarters at 9:45 for our "no one be late 'cuz we leave at 10 prompt" trip. The last family didn't show until about 10:10. I would have left them, personally, but that's what makes me so nice.
Garrett was a little nervous about this trip. Of course the first thing they say during the speech is "I don't say this to scare you, but...." the doomsday what if speech. Perfect. Garrett didn't seem too bothered by it.
The quote he seemed to like most (when referring to hitting a boulder or pile of water) was "Would you rather be the train hitting the car, or the car getting hit by the train?"
We had some light rapids in the morning, followed by a heavier lunch, if only in volume. A bit of a siesta period afterwards. A rousing game of family ping pong followed, and led us to our re-embarking.
The afternoon promised to be more adventurous with us traveling 10 or 15 miles through "The Gorge". This included rapids such as "Bouncing Rock", "Satan's cesspool", and "Hospital Bar". Much more interesting then the morning. The pictures don't do it justice, as I can only shoot pictures when I am not paddling for my life. There's a video, and hopefully I can upload it here.
Then, it was back to the campground for a bit of chill time followed by an hour and a half of swimming and then showers and dinner. We (Sherri, the mother who doesn't care about the nutritional stability of her family) forgot to get anything out of the fridge - so we hit the back country Panda Express. Yumm. I only had 1500 calories for dinner. Good thing I worked out so hard all day.
Now I am writing this and G is helping me take care of the pics. Hope you all are having a good time whatever you're doing.