Whitewater Rafting On the New River in West Virginia
July - August, 2007
Mike's friend Robert went with us to West Virginia.
They are playing miniture golf at the Little Brick House in Beckley.
The statue is of John Henry, the Steel-drivin' man.
We went to see Grease at Theatre West Virginia at Grandview National Park.
Mike and Claudia got to dance on stage before the show.
Mike and Robert at Lake Stephens.
Scouts with their river gear.
Getting on the bus to ride to the drop-off.
A flotilla of duckies (inflatable kayaks).
Mike going off of Jump Rock into the river.
Camping on the shore of the New River.
Relaxing on the river.
Mike and scouts rafting on day 2. Robert is in the Ducky on the left.
My raft on day 2.
Thanks to a quick helping hand from Janet, I actually didn't fall out of the raft!
Entering the Class IV rapids on day 3. Mike is on the front left of the raft.
Catching some spray!
Quite a ride!
Getting wet again!
My raft in the Class IV rapids.
We get wet, too!
The bridge is the end of the trip.
Mike's raft back to shore.
Mike and Robert at the end of the trip.
We ate at Dirty Ernie's Rib Pit. Delicious!
The New River Gorge.
The New River Gorge Bridge.
Scouts on the gorge rim.
We ate at Smokey's On The Gorge with Tom, Jeanie and Tommy.
Outdoor dining at Smokey's On The Gorge.
Mike admired the (expensive!) eagle statue at Tamarack.
Robert liked the heron statue at Tamarack.