Quote of the day—Barb L.

He needs to change the chant. I just can’t be enthused anymore about, “Ice cold beer.” It should be “HOT. GREEN. TEA.”

Barb L.
September 16, 2017
[Yesterday was the 5th anniversary of our first date and, among other things, we celebrated by going on a white water rafting trip as part of a company morale event. The guide would give orders such as:

  • Forward one [or two, three, or full]!
  • Back one [or two, three, or full]!

There were others, but for the purposes of this story these are the important ones.

To help keep the participants in sync, depending upon the order, we were supposed to chant one of three things in time with our paddle strokes.

  1. TEQUILA!
  2. NEED. BEER.
  3. ICE. COLD. BEER.

Here is a sample:

It got cold. Even though we were dressed warmly we all got chilled and she got cold:

PHOT0006

PHOT0008

Her suggestion for the change was quite appropriate.

There are more exciting stories from this event but this will have to do until we get the video from when I went swimming in Class IV rapids.—Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Barb L.

  1. Looks like fun.
    Years ago my wife and I went on a rafting trip on the Rivière Rouge in Quebec. It was the week they had opened the whole river because the water flow was down just enough; earlier in the season there’s too much water and only half the river is open.
    It had a bunch of Class IV rapids in it. One was known as the “Washing Machine”, it’s basically a vortex with the axis parallel to the river’s path. I was one of two at the very bow of the raft. In that particular rapid, everyone other than the two of us at the bow was tossed out — that included the guide, a young lady who looked like she weighed about 90 pounds. Everyone got back in fine, though.
    I’d definitely recommend this sort of fun to everyone. (Just like I recommend skydiving, come to think of it.)

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