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Monday, June 30, 2008

Our First Summer adventure for 2008!

Dustin and I have decided we want to run away to the mountains and live like hippies for the rest of our lives. He told me I could only wear a bear skin bikini though and that may get kind of chilly ;). He sent me this picture of Raquel Welch and told me this is what I would have to wear...



If I looked like Raquel Welch I think I would be perfectly fine wearing something like that...

Anyway, our first adventure of the summer (we plan to have many more) was perfect! We decided to go to the Kern river and go white water rafting and then camp in the Sequoias for a couple of days. We drove up to Kern River Thursday evening and stayed in the lovely Motel 8 where Paige (Dustin's youngest sister) commented that it looked like one of those places in Horror films where someone gets murdered... we all agreed with her.



We woke up early that morning and headed off to the river to go white water rafting. It was SO hot! Definitely 100 degrees or hotter which made it really nice to get wet. It was amazing! Our guide was an awesome old man named Darby who is a retired school teacher that pretty much knows EVERYTHING there is to know about the river and the area around it. I felt like I was back in elementary school getting a history lesson.

We all did pretty well on the river especially with two strong men at the front of the raft. ;) Kathy fell out once when we hit a little bump (it was not so little) and then Curtis fell out when we had to do a high side against a giant bolder! It was pretty intense! But besides that we were pro!



We got to jump off some cliffs which was pretty sweet. Darby also let us get out of the raft and float down some rapids, this was probably my favorite part.



Here is Dustin's famous Michael Jordan shot...



I didn't really know that the camera was right there but here I am posing for the camera. What a dork!



After rafting we drove up to our camp site in the Sequoias, AMAZING! ... to be continued!

4 comments:

ERK & MRK said...

So fun! Eric and I were just up there with the YM! Your boat looks cooler than ours :)

The Smaellies said...

Oh my gosh, it looks like so much fun!!Hope the rest of your summer adventures are this fun!

HayHay said...

Yay! I'm glad you found me. We can keep in touch. You and Dustin are a good-lookin couple. That rafting looks like a blast. I wish I wan on the boat with ya! Miss ya! :)

THE POULSEN FAMILY said...

Hi Ashley and Dustin,

Yvonne made a comment on one of my blog posts and while I was on hers, I noticed you two had a blog.
Normally, I would just blogstalk you, rather than saying hi, but I wanted to tell Ashley (because, I'm sure she does the posting) that your blog looks great and that Andy and I want to run away to the mountains and be hippies too! When you decide to runaway, let us know.
Have a Happy 4th,
Auj