Friday, August 19, 2011

Whitewater Adventure (sort of)

Okay, we promised photos of our whitewater adventure, so here we go -

Our trip begins here in the lovely Nantahala National Forest


This is where we will wind at the end of our adventure

 
After we choose our flotation device


And get on the big blue bus that takes us to where we'll put our flotation device in the river


Lots of places to choose your flotation device and guide so you don't get lost


Huh? What? We can't get on the big blue bus or in the canoe thing?


How about if we hitch a ride with these folks?


Or them?  Huh?  They look nice and dog-friendly.


All right, then, just throw the stick!


Here's more river adventurers


There they go . . .




This dude is trying to whitewater raft without a raft!  Can you see him?

haha He fell out of this raft! OR maybe they pushed him out!

Cooper swimming out to rescue --

a STICK! BOL


Aspen let Cooper do all the hard work

There a numerous little beaches like this along the river with picnic tables



Do you see the guy that fell out of the boat?  Waaaay over to the right.  He's waiting for his raft to make it over to him. 

Fun fact: Even though it was early August, the hottest time of the year here, the water was still SUPER cold!  The "Nanny" is dam-controlled and water is pulled from the bottom of Lake Nantahala so the water is in the 50's year round!










Got a snack?  Watching all this work is making me a tad hungry!

Please????


Yeah, me too!








This was a new one on us!  Whitewater fishing from a raft/contraption.

What will they think of next?

End of adventure. 
Time for some grub!



The Nantahala is one of Mom & Dad's favorite whitewater rafting rivers - it's a pretty easy ride and the scenery is just so beautiful!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and lots of fun adventures!

The Road Dogs

21 comments:

SissySees said...

Brings back GREAT memories... when I was in college, my BFF was at Vandy and we went white water rafting, swam some rapids... just an all-around awesome experience with her friends in the Russian House!

Sarge said...

Hey Road Dogs!
Wow, what a pawesome adventure! Water sports are the bestest. I'd say you had more fun going swimmie and stick-chasing than those canoe folks had. Did you grab that guy's snorkel! BOL That's too funny. One man's snorkel is another dog's stick! BWAR HAR HAR
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Pup Fan said...

Great photos - looks like a lot of fun!

Oskar said...

Wow that looks like a fun time! I don't like the water, but I'm glad you guys had fun in it.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

50 degree water - really??? That would have felt so good to us after the horrendous heat we had all summer. It looks like all had a lot of fun, thanks for sharing your trip with us too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Mr. Pip said...

Bawahahahaha! That guy trying to white water raft without a raft. It was so nice of Cooper and Aspen to try and help him!

Your pal, Pip

Benny and Lily said...

What an awesome time. Great pictures. Lazy said she always wanted to go rafting
Benny & Lily

Sharon said...

Fun pictures! I'll bet the guy that went overboard got quite chilled through! Cooper doesn't seem to mind.

:-)

Frankie Furter said...

I think that is a gorgeous place. I wouldn't like the water THAT cold though. Freeze my FURS off. Brrrrr

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

You sure that woz not my mom out there with no flotashun device? She likes to ditch hers early on just like that guy did.

Most certainly you can use the Coppermine pikshure and we be looking fur a Penny one. Has to be one somewhere. Penny Lane comes to mind... Oh, and no, us shepherds dussn't do frog poses!

Finn said...

YOU HAD THE BEST DAY! Looks amazing, so much fun!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Well, dat looks like fun if ya nose how to swim. BOL AND....what do you mean NO DOGS ALLOWED on da bus? Dis is so not right!

Dory and the Mama said...

That was pawesome!! Thanks for taking us with you!!

Smileys!
Dory, Jacob & Bilbo

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I would love to go on an adventure like this, you all really look like you had a great time!!

K9 Katastrophie said...

Hey I just realized something. I don't know your names! What is the name of you with the really cute ears?

Qucik Q: We have pics of our Pibble in frog pose but the problem is that she is laying on the garage floor and it isn't really a pretty background. Will you be doing any serious editing? Like making backgrounds pretty?

Licks,
Ruthie

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Great photos! Mom has done a bunch of kayaking and white water rafting, and has done the rafting-without-a-raft thing on more than one occasion! Heehee! Sounds like you had the best part of the adventure!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

houndstooth said...

Oh, that looks totally awesome! I am dying to try that one of these days!

Bunny

Roo said...

Oh that river looks like so much fun! Mom would luv the rafting and I would have a blast on the shore fetching whatever :) Little worried about that 50 degree temp of the water though Brrrrrr! Water's mid 80's in my town ;P Dog like me would turn into a pupcicle in that glacier water! :O

Glad y'all had a great time! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Tessa the Maltese said...

Ohhhh what a pawsome time you all had next to and in the river!

woos, Tessa

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Hi there Road Dogs,

Them water pictures was way to scary for us. We would have stayed right out of it.

Our Mommy is doing a special post about The Back to School Bash and everybody that is doing something. Hopefully it will be ready tomorrow night so come over and check it out.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Weenie

PS...much later tomorrow night

Cagayan de Oro water rafting said...

For me, nothing can really compare to the kind of adventure water rafting gives. When I pass through the rapids, I can feel pure adrenaline rush within me. It feel so good that I kiss my worries away!