Today we had to get up a bit early, but only so that we wouldn’t be late for our next activity: white water rafting! Cassidy and I love white water rafting, so we were super excited. We drove an hour to the Deschutes river, and then rode the bus to where we were going into the water. Our guide’s name was Madison. She was super nice and really chatty. Most of the rapids were class two and three, but there was one four.
Cassidy and I got to “ride the bull”, or sit on the front of the raft with our feet dangling over, for most of the class twos. There were a couple class threes where we got really wet and it was sooooo fun! Then there were some parts where there were no rapids and we could just drift along and even jump in! We played a couple games. For one of them you stand on the front of the boat and everyone else spins the boat and you try to balance. I was the only one brave enough to do it and I ended up in the water, obviously.
For the class four rapid we had to go to the side where there wasn’t a six-foot drop. I honestly wasn’t that disappointed. Maybe next time! After the big rapid, we stopped where White River meets the Deschutes River. White River was waaaaay warmer than Deschutes River and also really shallow, so we waded around there and it was really fun. I was sad when we had to go back to the bus!
After rafting was over, we went to one of the places that the guides had recommended for lunch. It was pretty good! Then again, we probably would’ve eaten anything. Rafting makes you hungry!
The drive afterwards was one of the longest and most boring drives on the RV trip. It was about five hours and we were driving past dead grass and hills. When we got to our campsite, we were very relieved that it was next to what seemed to be the only body of water for miles, a small lake. After dinner, I slept very well. Rafting also makes you tired!