Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Brrr! It's cold in here!

"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water" Rabindranath Tagore. I am a "doer" I think I always have been. If I want to do something I will simply do it...not talk about it....I say this not to boast or find favor within myself but to illustrate how much FUN it can be! A few years ago I was driving up Provo Canyon and saw a sign "Float Trips"...I investigated...having rather a curious nature I tried it out....so much fun! This year I suggested to a group of friends that we should float down the Provo river! We got a good group together and had it out with the River....countless bruises and scratches later we have another Adventure to go into the books. It was such a hit we did it several times this summer...each time we went new people came...not only a fun acitivity but a great way to make new friends! The water is a deathly 40 degrees Farenheit for some people proved much too cold...some stood on the banks of the river and poked fun at those trying to catch their breath once they hit the water....those people were soon brought to humilty when it came time for them to enter the water. The object of the game is to stay in the middle of the river, or else.....if you don't you'll take it up with the rocks, branches, logs, fish, and shrubbery of the river banks (thus the bruises and scratches). Here's the secret...don't fight it...if you run into the bank of the river or a rock or a log etc...just let it happen...it will correct itself...I tried to tell everyone that over and over...but no one listened...I have gone down this river a plethora of times and I've walked away scotch free...hmmmm coincidence? NOPE...sheer genius and intellect! Adventure 2-Cha-ching...success!
I love this pic (above) you can see Whitney, Mary, & Lisa fighting with the trees!  lol!


iMaLLheaRt said...

That looks like so much fun! I remember doing an an activity like that when I was in YW!!

Jennifer Lane said...

Cleverly written. Love the post.

MAUGA FAM said...

How FUN! Maybe they will listen to "the pro" next time? ;)

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Dude you are becoming quite the outdoor-ys person! I miss all that great stuff about Utah. How fun!