Sunday, October 31, 2010

Weekend away!

Friday and Saturday were spent in the Queen City, otherwise known as Charlotte, NC. We headed that way with some pretty sweet middle-schoolers from church for a weekend retreat.

There was some ping-pong, air hockey, tag, pizza, JESUS, and just hanging out that took place Friday. Then Saturday we headed to one awesome place--U.S. National Whitewater Rafting Center. This is the place where Olympians practice for various water events (kyaking and whitewater rafting, namely).

We hit up the high ropes course, and also visited the free fall jump in addition to, of course, white water rafting! This place contains seven large pumps. Just one of these pumps can fill an Olympic-sized pool in 15 seconds! CRAZY!

We got in the boats and rafted our way through class 2, 3, 4, 5 rapids...all while staying in the boat! It was a ton of fun. I am a definite white water rafting fan (and ropes course fan!). And did you know this particular whitewater rafting facility is the largest in the world? London holds second place, and there is also a great big one in Slovakia! SWEET! I can't wait to visit it. Only when it's warm outside because it was super cold with the wind blowing...

Now that you know all you ever wanted about this particular rafting hot spot, check out these pics--

Sadly I got no pictures of us rafting, for obvious reasons, but it was a very good day and a half :)

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