Earlier in the evening, Art had asked us to come up with just one word to describe the Canyon and our experience. It seems you don't need a thousand words, after all, to equal the worth of a picture.
|"Surreal" (Joel - with John on left)|
|"Love" (Rafter Ray)|
|"Proof"** (Cindy - with Terry)|
|"Phenomenal" (Debbie - with Steve)|
|"Family" (Steve - with Stephanie & Debbie)|
|"Inner peace" (Stephanie)|
|"New experiences" (Den)|
|"Life changing" (Duffy - with Tyler & Dell)|
|"Ever changing" (Larry - with Al)|
*Referring to Paul’s unexpected mid-river plunge from the raft as he tried to rescue an errant bucket floating in the current.
**“Proof that the universe is larger than us. 80 proof liquor. Proof that 28 people can get along for a week. Proof that I could get over that ledge to the falls.”
Doing ItA postscript about our rafting trip for anyone thinking seriously about doing it. Here's my advice: do it.
And do it with Grand Canyon Expeditions. They make it easy. They were professional from start to finish. The best thing I can add to my earlier kudos for this company and its staff is this: Throughout our eight-day raft trip, we briefly encountered a dozen or two other groups. I confess that each time I felt a bit superior. Ours had a better raft setup, better group, better guides, better vibe. I couldn't have asked for anything more.
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