22 Sep 11 We were camping at home, so figured….
…why not make it a little more interesting?
Hurricane Irene. We knew it was coming, we were prepared. After the 4th day with no power, cooking on the camp stove in the kitchen, I decided it was time to bring the boys to The Forks and at least have some *fun* while living "rough."
We arrived and I realized I had forgotten to print our tickets to Water Country on our way home. Epic fail. Brandi to the rescue! She printed them out for me from an email I forwarded from the lodge, and she delivered them to our campsite. Too awesome.
Campfires and s’mores abounded in front of our cabin tent that evening as the kids and their dad excitedly discussed what the next day’s adventures would bring. Good times.
We headed up to the lodge, paperwork in hand… only to find that our 9 year-old and I would have to sit out the rapids. **FAIL** Please, please, PLEASE… spare kids the disappoinment and make *very* clear the age restrictions on the website. We would have waited until next year, true, but then you’d only be getting a glowing review instead of one tainted by grumpiness. I was *very* unhappy, as I love rafting, and we still paid full price for my trip even though I missed the fun.
OK, enough grumpy – Zach could *not* have been a cooler guide. He was fantastic with the kids, very capable with the raft, laid back, great sense of humor, but very confident and in control.
Rating: 5 *****