22 Nov 13 Rafting guide Elliot
Our guide Elliot was outstanding. It appears all of you guides are. We were in a raft with two families with children between 10 and 15. He was wonderful with all the ages in the raft. One particular was the youngest boy from the other family. Elliot noticed right away he was not comfortable. He seemed a little scared and did not want to paddle. Elliot took the paddle away from him and had him hold the rope. After the first set of rapids he noticed the boy was shaking. Not sure if it was fear or temperature Eliot gave him his fleece jacket to warm him up and make sure he was all set.
On the lower part of the river, Elliot talked to the boy to find out what his fears or concerns were. He taught him how to paddle in the slower water so the next time his family came, the boy would be ready. Although this was not my child, it was comforting and reassuring to know he would take such good care of this boy. Elliot is a special young man. His calmness, friendliness and history lessons were the right mix for our family. Upon leaving that afternoon, I did not get a chance to thank him. I know my two daughters did. I hope you will share my thanks with him.
Greenland, New Hampshire
Rating: 5 *****