I wrote most of this while in Maine.

It’s Friday night right now. No wireless connection, which isn’t surprising since there is almost no cell phone connection. I am taking a moment to decompress to write a little because I’m SORE as fucking HELL. My arm kills because I pulled a muscle or something, I’m exhausted, I have a sunburn and my ass feels like I was gang raped.

They don’t tell you that, being on a raft for the entire day your ass will hurt so bad you can barely sit. When you spent the entire day getting thrown around a raft you want to sit but it hurts. I feel old, I feel like I should go get a place in a nursing home right now. Actually a jacuzzi would probably be enough.

But it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t complain, it’s my M.O. you know. I have to get the bitching out of the way first before I tell you the good stuff.

I was scared to Jebus the whole couple hours before we got started, I kept wondering how the fuck I could get out of this entire thing. Would I have to walk miles back myself? Would I have to blow a trucker to get a lift home? Then I just told myself you aren’t an old lady yet so stop acting like it.

Was it scary? Hell yes, it was scary like a roller coaster is scary except you can actually fall out, hit your head on a rock or drown. Oh and you have to do all the work, the more control you have the less terrifying it is.

There are moments where you get to a spot that dips down in the water into this like big hole and you just hold on for dear life hoping the whole thing doesn’t flip over. If the damn thing flips over you have to hold onto your paddle while you try to catch back up to the raft.

There was a part by the small waterfall where you can “surf the wave” basically and I came up with a term for when all the water flies into your face and fills up the raft. I call it “the splash dance” because it’s a lot like that scene in Flashdance where she gets splashed with water but 100x worse.

But the big news I must share: I did NOT fall out of the raft and I did NOT lose my paddle :win: I fucking RULE!



(You can see the rest of the pictures on my Facebook)


  1. Miss Britt

    August 19, 2009 at 11:04 am


    Now, cross that off your list and move on to something less painful. LOL

    1. Robin

      August 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm

      @Miss Britt, less painful sounds like a good idea.

  2. Hannah

    August 19, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I have just crossed “white water rafting” off of my list of things to do before I’m too old and senile.

    Doesn’t sound like a huge loss. LOL

    1. Robin

      August 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm

      @Hannah, it was so much fun, i hope i didn’t make it sound awful. i want to do it every summer and hopefully next time i’ll be in better shape to enjoy it.

  3. thepsychobabble

    August 19, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Yay for not falling out of the raft! Survival rocks!
    Seriously though, that is on my list too.

    1. Robin

      August 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm

      @thepsychobabble, totally rocks, pardon the pun.

  4. edmcbride

    August 19, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    i so wanna go rafting!!

    yay you!!

    1. Robin

      August 19, 2009 at 5:17 pm

      @edmcbride, well we want to do it again next summer so maybe we can make a BIG trip out of it.

  5. Tug

    August 20, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Yay for you!! I could never do it because of my back, but it looks like a blast!

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