Going Rafting on the Colorado River by Tabatha

Today I went rafting with my mom, dad, and brother. I was scared at first because it was white water rafting and I know that white water rafting goes really fast! The whole thing was 12.5 miles and the rapids were stage 2 and 3. It rained and then the rain stopped and then it rained again and then it stopped and it kept going! It was so weird.

The first 2 miles were the roughest part. My guide told me and Micah that if we get scared we can do the peanut. The peanut is when you sit on the bottom of the boat for safety when you hit class 3 rapids. No one fell into the water but Micah and dad jumped into the water with a girl that was in the boat with us to swim! It was rocky sometimes and the other group got stuck in a rock in the beginning. The scariest part was when we went through a three-stage rapid that was called Man-eater, the Big Mama and the Big Papa. It was scary because it was a big drop that was really fast.

Even though it was scary, I am proud of myself that I did not fall out of the raft, and got through the whole thing without any help. I loved our guide Leelee and the place was called Blue Sky Adventures. I would recommend that place if you were in Glenwood Springs, CO. If you have any questions or comments let me know. More to come next week!

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  1. Tabatha, so glad to read your post regarding your white water rafting trip. Sounds like it was a lot of fun. How great that you faced your fears and enjoyed the experience. I’m sure that everyone was happy that you and Micah were able to stay in the raft, except when he jumped overboard with your dad, which was okay. You are having some wonderful experiences. Enjoy every moment of it. Maybe start to keep a journal so that you remember all of the great adventures that you are having on your trip.

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