The first part of my vacation was spent in Boise, visiting family. In part to celebrate our mom's 76th (which anyone who knows her will not believe) birthday, she and my sisters and I rafted down the S. Fork of the Payette River. I'd never rafted any river in Idaho (or anywhere else, for that matter) and it was one of the most fun things I've ever done! We screamed through the first several rapids, and then our ADORABLE guide said that because we seemed able (ha!) we were welcome to "Ride the Bull" through the next few rapids. Here I am, perfecting my bull-riding posture:
This was such a rush, sitting up there on the bow of the raft, heading into these big rapids. Of course, I snorted just a little bit of river water...
My sister Linda tried it too:
and then we talked Jodi into it. She handed over her paddle, worked her way to the front of the raft, got situated on the front of the boat and then....fell backwards and got stuck with her feet straight up in the air! And this was in TOTALLY calm water. We were laughing so hard we couldn't even help her. I'm pretty sure cute little Matt thought we were a bunch of crazy old women. But we redeemed ourselves by impressing him with our bird identification skills and stories of smoking pot when we were younger (don't ask how we got on that subject!) Anyway, my entire stay in Boise was so. much. fun. I love my family.
Next up: Moms Gone Wild in Sun Valley. Not quite ready to talk about that yet.
Need to sober up. :)