"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn

3.22.2011

Just Around the River Bend

The Saturday before my mom & nana came to visit me, 
I went on a trip that was hosted by a club at my school.
And guess what?!! On that trip, I accomplished goal

#021: Go white water rafting.
photos courtesy of Natalie Spangenberg
We took a bus down to Cajon del Maipo, which is the same place
all the UC students went in the beginning of our program for a little retreat.
Way more students showed up to go white water rafting than were expected,
so we had to split into two groups. It was kind of a pain to have to
"take turns" and wait for the other group to finish (we literally sat in
an empty field for HOURS waiting...), but it was still a really fun day. 

Have you ever been to Raging Waters?
If you have, and if you are not a total loser, you have been on a ride called Raging Rapids. 
White water rafting is a lot like Raging Rapids, except... Raging Rapids is a lot scarier hahaha.
 I don't know, I guess I was expecting it to be more of a challenge. 
Although the rapids we encountered were really fun and intense, it seemed
 like our ride consisted of a lot more peaceful rafting than ... raging.

photos courtesy of CAUC
A couple people that I spoke to told me that they have been white water
rafting in Colorado and in California and that it was much more intensive.
Guess I'm going to have to go again when I return home! 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

...definitely called Thunder Rapids.
hahaha but your rapids thing looked like fun!! hope you didn't pee in the river pretending like it was Amazon river...hahaha

<3,
boo

Sarah Dozier said...

aw yay!

what class were your rapids? usually they take beginners on no higher than class 2 so they aren't the most intense rapids out there. (hence a little less fun.) you should go again on a higher class if you get the chance!

:)

Marcella Alyssa said...

Ewww the Amazon! It was always so warm & salty :( Like peepee :(

And Sarah - somebody was explaining that to me. I want to do some 5s!!! Come with?? Heehee

Bryan Murray said...

Let's all agree that you never do that pose again?? The world isn't ready for it (along with the dance you created before you left).

Marcella Alyssa said...

Hmm.. how did that dance go, again?