If you’ve never gotten the chance to go white water rafting, I highly recommend it. Like, hop on the internet, find the closest river rafting company to you, get in your car and drive there. Stat.
We went with Alpine Adventures this time around and I would definitely use them again. Our guide was fun and he had a bag full of bad jokes. (“This little rapid is called the Justin Bieber: because it’s little, lame and no one likes it.”)
We started our day at 6am, in the car and ready to roll. This means though, that we had to be up at 5am. Yeaaaaaaah…that was my least favorite part.
We were the first ones there, so we took a few pics by the sign.
The kids were beside themselves. When can we leeeeeeeeeeeeeeave?!
We ended up doing the Skagit River, which is a Class II-III. The youngest age that could be on that particular trip was 6, so Aidon just barely made it. I was a little nervous about him going, mainly because he’s a bit of a sissy. He doesn’t like riding rides at the fair or doing over 65 mph on the freeway, but he did great. Sat right in the front and got SOAKED. And I’m not talking about a few sprays in your face, I’m talking fully submerged with glacier water. It was freezing. He was a little trooper.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos of us actually on the water. I was too scared to take camera or my phone out there (hello, I don’t have an upgrade until October) so I guess we’ll just have to take another trip. 🙂 Huz and I have already decided that we’d like to try the Skykomish River next year, which is a Class III-V, so we’ll have to leave the boys at home for that one.