Ride the Rapids!
August 10, 2011
Hey guys, I didn't take this photo (obviously), but I thought you all might enjoy it. This is a shot of me (left front of the photo) and my husband Bill (right front of the photo) doing the white water raft trip down the Rio Grande River in New Mexico.
This was my first rafting trip, and Bill's 47th (I think). It was scary, thrilling & a lot of fun. This shot is just before we hit two big rocks, and on the second slam against the rock, I went flying out of the raft. Man, was that water cold! Fortunately when I went out, the boat was still pretty close, and I quickly got my wits about me and grabbed hold of the rope around the outer edge of the raft. Thank goodness for the safety talk before we started! And, my sweetheart, Bill saved me, and pulled me out of the river, and back into the boat. In the craziness of flipping out of the boat, I lost one of my "blingy" flip flops (I was sad). But glad to be back in the boat. A few miles down the river a guy in a kayak was padding upstream against the tide. He got close to our raft and was holding up my shoe. He said, " Did anyone loose this shoe? It has so much bling on it that it blinded me." I loved that I got my missing shoe back.
We laughed a lot on this trip & it was much fun. The other couple in the raft were great & Sydney our guide was awesome.
This was shot by the raft company and I did some PP on it with Topaz adujst. I liked the outcome. Processing it brought back some fun memories of our trip to Taos.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!