A few weeks ago our family spent an afternoon at the US National Whitewater Center. As a family Christmas gift, we bought an annual membership so we could enjoy all the Center has to offer throughout the year. It's fun to take advantage of the chance to participate in things for couple-of-hour increments rather than an all-day obligation for a one-time ticket. Being active and being outside has been a great way for our family to play together.
This past weekend I arranged for someone to watch the younger two so that the boys, Grady, and I could enjoy a couple hours of whitewater rafting. This was one of the most fun things I remember doing with my boys - ever.
Grady is considering renting a helmet with an attached video camera next time so we can film our crazy adventure. It would be well worth the cost if it means capturing the eyes-about-to-pop-out looks from my boys when the raft is positioned to surf against a rapid with water continually gushing in.