It doesn't take much to entertain me, but I am finally going to do something I've wanted to do for a long time.
On Columbus Day, ACE Adventure Resort is having a whitewater rafting special. A friend of mine mentioned it on Facebook and I was all over it. Right now, it's just the two of us planning on going, but I hope we get some more takers!
We're doing the Gauley and we'll stop and have lunch about halfway through. I'm not sure if we're doing the Upper or Lower, but I'm ready for an adventure! When I called to book my spot, I had loads of questions (leave it to the OCD lady with a need to know what to expect) and I gather we can expect to be WET! LOL.
I don't own any practical foot wear, so yesterday at the Mart of Wal, I purchased a pair of tennis shoes for $12. I don't even remember the last time I owned tennis shoes.... I also picked up some moisture wicking clothing items for $5 each and I'll be getting a fleece shirt and pants in the mail ($6 each) in the next couple of days.
Sure, I'll be looking hilariously unfashionable, but won't we all? I am worried about being overly warm though - at least on the trip up. I'm sure I'll be all cold and wet and flying high from adrenaline on the way home!
Since it's Columbus Day, the Evil Twin and the kids will be home for the holiday. That leaves me free to run off for the day and have this exciting trip.
I can cross this one off my Bucket List!
The only downfall of the whole ordeal is that we have to be there at 8:15 A and it's about an hour and a half drive to get there, thusly, this equals ETW having to get up at a seriously early hour of the morning to get on the road. Maybe if I get in bed early enough the night before I can actually stay awake on the drive up - I don't drink caffeine, so.....Well, we'll see how I do.
I don't have a waterproof digital camera, so I had to buy a waterproof "regular" camera. Yuck. At least I can get some photos, even if I can't "preview" them like I'm used to doing with a digital. Such is the life. Don't you feel sorry for me??
So far, the weather forecast for that day is looking decent - it's always a bit colder there than here, but that's okay. I plan on layers and I think I'll also tote along a few of the ponchos we bought for Disney World and didn't use. (Seriously, I got these at the Mart of Wal for a buck each! I'm nothing if I'm not cheap!).
Now, just pray that I'm not jettisoned from the raft and bash my head on rocks, only to find my watery grave! LOL. :-)