06.10 — On the River Tubing Wrapup

It was a beau­ti­ful day for some seri­ous river chill­ing. The group was pumped. Tevas had been donned. The time was right for a beau­ti­ful trek down a some­time rush­ing, other times bab­bling, still other times gen­tly rolling Lit­tle River in the beau­ti­ful town of Townsend, TN.

We hit the river right away. The water was cold, but we were tough. Some took a lit­tle longer to let their  hin­der parts into the water than oth­ers, but even­tu­ally we were all soaked and pok­ing down the river. We floated down the river, find­ing spots along the way to jump in off rocks. We caught parts of shade and spots of shade all the way down. Peo­ple were unex­penc­tantly and kindly bap­tized by the likes of oth­ers, and in gen­eral, we splashed our way down the river.

After our short shut­tle ride back to the River Rat main build­ing, we cooked up some hot dogs. While the dog­gies were roast­ing, a pickup soc­cer game broke out. We enjoyed our lunch and refu­eled for another trip down the river.

We hopped back in the river. This time, it wasn’t a lol­ly­gag­gin trip any­where. This was all out war, with a CrossTrain­ing gift cer­tifi­cate on the line. First 3 out of the river grabbed a Crosstrain­ing gift cer­tifi­cate. Some of the guys had grabbed a foot­ball for some toss­ing down the way, and we enjoyed a lit­tle more expe­ri­enced float down the river this time.

Beau­ti­ful day. Fun in the sun and water. And a van full of frosties on the ride home made On the River Tub­ing a success.


  1. White­wa­ter Adventure
  2. On the River. Tub­ing Adventure
  3. 08.06 — White­wa­ter Adventure
  4. 08.05 — Tub­ing Trip Pictures
  5. Ski Trip 2007

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