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last week’s adventures: houseboat and whitewater rafting

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Last week my family rented a houseboat, on Cave Run Lake near Morehead, KY. It was an awesome week on the water, full of waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, jetskiing and attempting to barefoot ski, (which ended in some painful and horrible wipe-outs.) Being on the water is one of my favorite things ever and since I don’t get to do it as much anymore I sorta go all out when I get the chance; literally going nonstop from 8AM to dark. Some of my favorite moments were riding the tube backwards, driving my uncle in the tube and throwing him out multiple times (payback for years and years of him throwing me out of the tube) and riding the kneeboard on smooth water. I brought my little cousins and their friends some shark week fin hats, which they loved and looked so cute wearing (see picture below.)

After coming back from the houseboat adventure we did a day trip to go whitewater rafting on the New River. It was the first time me and my siblings had been whitewater rafting and being from WV, we had to fix that. It was a beautiful day with some great rapids. The trip consisted of lots of rapids, some slower areas where you could swim down the river and then a rock jump at the end, right near the New River Gorge Bridge (pictured below.) I look forward to the next time we go when the water will hopefully be a little more wild.