Whitewater Rafting

Posted by Tejus Parikh on September 16, 2008

Last Sunday Sonali, a bunch of our friends, and I went whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River near the Tennessee - Georgia border. I’ve never been whitewater rafting before and I was incredibly excited.

I got the feeling that some of the other folks in the boat were a little nervous when we first got into the water. I got to sit in the front, which lead to three thoughts in rapid succession: “This is going to be awesome,” “I hope I don’t look like a moron and fall out,” and “Oh my god, I’m going to swallow a lot of nasty river water.” The trip down the river was fantastic, in no small part by the awesomeness of our tour guide, Dan. He’s been with their company for 7 years and uses his seniority to bend corporate policy enough to give his rafters a really good time (a trait that appeals to us programmer types). If you use Ocoee Rafting be sure to request him. According to him, the best time to go rafting is fall. There aren’t a lot of people on the water, which gives the guides more flexibility in what they do.

[caption id=”attachment_196” align=”alignnone” width=”300” caption=”We look like some real adventurers (click the image to see the rest)”]We look like some real adventurers[/caption]

To add icing to the cake, after the raft ride, we went to a store and not only bought beer, but Yuengling, which is not available in GA because of our outdated alcohol laws. Take that Sonny!

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