Rafting was wonderful! We all loved it, especially Sarah, who smiled big the whole time and even burst out into laughter at one point.
The back of Noah's life jacket kept blowing up and hitting him in the back of the head. He thought it was me tapping him on the head because I wanted him to turn around for a picture. So in this picture, he's saying, "Mom! Would you stop taking pictures!"
Our guide, Natalie, took this one during a calm stretch of water.
Near the end of the trip, Natalie said we could relax and move around because the rapids were over. I relaxed. Soon after that, a rock collided with the raft right at the spot where I was, and it popped me out like a cork. I went sprawling across the raft and almost went over the other side, but my hero (Mike) grabbed my ankle and hauled me back in. Somehow I didn't even let go of my paddle.
When we got back to the cabin, it was right back to work. We met Bob the realtor at our last prospective subdivision. We think we found a winner. We'll have a 16 hour drive to finalize our decision tomorrow.
It was a perfectly beautiful night to go out on the deck and look at the stars. We could see so many!