Tuesday, October 5, 2010

So Excited!

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. :-)


  1. That's something on my bucket list, too. Good luck and I hope you have a great adventure :)

  2. Oh have way too much fun! I can't wait to hear about it. :)

  3. Well... remember if you are jettisoned from the raft to be sure to keep snapping photos! After all they document everything up to the rock.....

    Have a fun and safe trip. Ummm... and if lots of women go and wear white shirts be sure to take lots of photos for me!!!!

  4. oooh, can i come with?

    ive always wanted to do that, too!

  5. Thats on my list too,,,, Almost went this yr, too cold to go now, Doesnt matter what you wear you'll be wet either way...LOL I hope you post some pics... Enjoy

  6. You have fun with that...I saw the movie "The River Wild"...that's a big Hellz to the NO for me! JK!!

    Woot Woot!! that is going to be an awesome adventure for sure!

  7. You've never been rafting and your first excursion is going to be on the Gauley? Dear God woman, are you mad?!

    I've been down the New River once, and don't care if I ever go again. I'm a fairly strong swimmer so that had nothing to do with it. I think it was the whole idea of being level with the water and knowing imminent death was waiting in every rapid. I have never been so glad to get my feet back on the ground.

    Good Luck!

  8. I did that a couple times! Yup, big ole chicken me. It was SO FUN! And it was totally worth it to buy the picture the guides were selling. They sent a guy in a Kayak down ahead of us and he took a GREAT picture. You could see all our faces and how stupid we looked in our helmets.

    You will have so much fun! Good luck!

  9. Sounds cool. You will have fun! I would love to do it!

  10. Good for you. I would be way too chicken to do that.

  11. Rent the wetsuit.