Monday, September 20, 2010

A Wordle of this blog...

Wordle: butterfly

I wish I knew how to make it bigger. I tried fixing the HTML, but Jeff's not here to supervise and it didn't work. Click on it and it takes you to the Wordle site where it's readable.

Monday, September 6, 2010

What we did on our summer vacation...

We went rafting with Cascade Raft and Kayak.  It is very much fun, in my opinion, and not scary at all.  These were Class 2 and 3 rapids.  Next year we're going on another trip they have with Class 3 and 4.  I'm amazed that I don't get motion sickness on these trips, but I don't.  I went last year with my friend, Charo, too.
I "rode the bull" half of the trip and everyone thought I'd fall off for sure, but I never did--never even came close.  (Last year I had a really hard time staying on.)  I think there were seven or eight other rafts full of people.  Everyone else who tried to stay on couldn't.  I'm pretty proud of myself.  One young man came up and complimented me and asked how I did it.  He told me he fell off right away.
My secret?  Those black pants I have on.  I bought them at REI on clearance the day before and they turned out to be very "grippy" on the raft.  I only slipped a little once when there was a really big wave that got me soaking wet.
We are going to make all the fam go with us next year, so be prepared!