We, along with my in-laws, have bought two rafts! The various ways we scrounged up the money to buy these toys are actually a little impressive and unconventional. Our contribution was to donate the money Mr. Rancher earned from the gopher reimbursement program in our county and selling the antler sheds he has found over the years. It just goes to show that a little initiative goes a long way, you can make a little extra cash doing just about anything!
Henley loved having Bo with us, Bo wished he’d stayed on shore. He hated the wet floor and could’t find a comfortable spot on the side to rest. He finally settled right in front of the frame with the oars, but kept slipping further and further towards the water. Poor dog was so excited to see our take-out point.
Here’s Mr. Rancher steering us down the river on our trip from Midvale down to Weiser. There were some more exciting rapids on this stretch of river and Ty seemed to hit every rock possible for awhile. One of the rocks we hit spun the raft completely around and water washed over the Little Miss from head to toe. This happened after lunch when she was already tired and grouchy and the cold bath was more than enough to set her bawling. She cried for a good twenty minutes before falling asleep in my jacket and taking a little power nap. After she woke up she was a champ the rest of the trip.
The water was full of run-off and very muddy but at least the hills were still green and pretty.The best part of rafting is simply sitting, relaxing, and not worrying about a list of to-dos. The worst part is how much work it takes before and after you’re in the water. Getting the food packed and shuttling everyone and all the cars or trailers is quite the chore. We decided we need a van or mini-bus or something just to cart all the people around.