Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PTA VII: Day #5, Monday, July 27, 2015 ...Colorado River, here we come!

Day #5...Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River!  We did it, check that off our bucket list.  Yes, it is true, we took the entire family rafting down the Colorado River.

Our concierge at our hotel recommended Timberline Tours and their trip down the Soshone Rapids on the Colorado River.  Leah was VERY apprehensive, so he spent some extra time trying to convince her this would be ok.  (Note:  He was an expert raft instructor himself.)  However, he did make one mistake of showing her a YouTube video of the rapids that freaked her out.  She was a trooper and didn't bail out, instead she was going along with the adventure as the rest of us were so excited to do this!

They suited us all up in the proper safety gear and gave us our instructions, before dropping us in the river with our guide.  It was at that point--Leah said, "NO WAY!"  Needless to say, I was disappointed, but our very special driver, assured us that he could take us to another spot to meet up with them after the wild rapids.  So, in the end, we all had the opportunity to experience rafting down the Colorado River.
Dad and Noah heading toward the Soshone Rapids, without Leah and Mom!

Leah and Mom waiting to be picked up at Grizzly Creek.  (Just happy Leah agreed to get into the Raft!)

Noah was NOT going to miss the opportunity to jump into the Colorado River!  He remarked...BBBRRRRRRR!
In the end, a great time was had by all!  Guy and Noah are looking forward to doing it again soon!

We headed back to the hotel for a nap and quick dip in the pool.  (Leah wants to be in the pool every second!)  We ended the evening with a great dinner at La Bottega a wonderful Italian restaurant in Vail Village.  We would all highly recommend it!

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