West Virginia White Water Rafting – Introduction (September 2013)

Traditionally, early August to late September is what many in my profession refer to as the “feeding frenzy.” It’s a magical time of the year when the zeal of Summer is winding down and the promise of Fall’s cooler weather is just around the corner; parents are giddy with excitement over little Mackenzie-Britney-Hunter-Logan-Tyson-Madison heading back … Continue reading West Virginia White Water Rafting – Introduction (September 2013)

West Virginia White Water Rafting – Day 1 (September 27, 2013)

I opted to take the entire day off since 1) things were settling down at work, and 2) the drive from the Washington, DC metropolitan area to Oak Hill, WV is a very long, five-hour drive (little known fact, Oak Hill’s singular bit of notoriety is Hank Williams’ dead body was found there back in … Continue reading West Virginia White Water Rafting – Day 1 (September 27, 2013)

West Virginia White Water Rafting – Day 2 (September 28, 2013)

“Breakfast of Champions” and a Wetsuit’s Lesson in Humility Dawn arrived after a night of light sleeping interrupted by tossing and turning due to unfamiliar surroundings and the self-awareness of sharing a room with people I don’t know.(1) Despite early Autumn’s teasing of cooler weather, we were in that wonderful prime time of warm days … Continue reading West Virginia White Water Rafting – Day 2 (September 28, 2013)

West Virginia White Water Rafting – Day 3 (September 29, 2013)

Packing Up Given the “comfort” of my bed, I was surprised to wake up somewhat refreshed and before 8:00 AM. Like the previous morning, people were waking up and wandering around at their own pace. Caroline was up shortly after I was and we spent some time on the front porch chatting it up about … Continue reading West Virginia White Water Rafting – Day 3 (September 29, 2013)