In for a penny, in for a pound…

Posted: July 15, 2014 in Ramblings

Since we didn’t have a CD reader for the horseback riding photos, we figured, might as well buy a not-instantly-usable CD of our whitewater rafting trip today!

We did go whitewater rafting with Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys (zooraft.com), and had a fantastic time! I personally am so much more at home on the water than I was in the hot dry area where we rode the horses. A raft is a little harder to steer but at least it doesn’t try to bite the rear of the raft in front of it, or kick when it’s angered! Plus the river was beautiful. Alex fell out of the raft almost immediately, but our heroic guide Shane grabbed him and hauled him into the raft right away. Alex bore this with cheer and managed to not fall out of the raft for the rest of the trip (nor did Chris or I).

When we got to a set of rapids called “Rattlesnake,” Shane said people could sit on the front of the raft and ride the rapids, so…guess who did it? Chris and I were flat-out amazed.

Alex also took the opportunity to stop the raft and leap into the water from a ca. 20-foot high rock. Again we were amazed!

But we ended the tour with good cheer and just a few minor aches. To cheer us, we went to the Full Sail brewpub in Hood River and had lunch before taking their brewery tour. Here are the only (phone) photos I have for you at this moment.

Alex (in "Staff" shirt and neon shorts) during the brew tour.  Blurry because I was walking and snapping the pic, and the phone camera is no good at that.

Alex (in “Staff” shirt and neon shorts) during the brew tour. Blurry because I was walking and snapping the pic, and the phone camera is no good at that.

8,000 cases of Full Sail beer ready to be shipped out.  We were on a balcony in the room above this.

8,000 cases of Full Sail beer ready to be shipped out. We were on a balcony in the room above this.

I apologize to Gran-Gran for not having the kind of photos she likes to see. Perhaps tomorrow, as we’re going to Portland and will have the real camera with us.

Comments
  1. vallere says:

    My first homebrew was a Full Sail clone brew, made from a kit that I got from Austin Homebrew in Texas. I hope you saved a bottle for me to drink when I come out!

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