Yesterday, I took the kids whitewater rafting on the Lower New River. This trip has several class 4 and class 5 rapids, and I thought it would be scary. I was surprised, because it wasn’t! I need more fear in my fun. (What is wrong with me?) But, we had a great day and it was a lot of fun.
Somebody asked in the comments when I said we were going rafting–how do you stay in the raft? I did see a few people fall out in some other rafts, but no one fell out of ours. Maybe part of it is the guide? We had a very experienced guide. Part of it may also be people acting stupid. I saw people in other rafts acting kinda stupid. And part of it may just be balance and bracing yourself. Or some combination of those things. I do think it starts with having a really good guide who gives good instructions and takes you through the rapids well.
Ross will be here a few more days, then he’s back to Norfolk and off to meet his sub soon. His sub is already underway. He’s staying back to take a couple classes.
(I have no actual pics from rafting, by the way! Everything in the raft gets wet, didn’t bring my camera!)