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My First White Water Rafting Trip!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville on Saturday morning 8/13/2011. It was such a proud moment and it took a lot of hard work and determination to get there!!

To celebrate this momentous occasion my family took me white water rafting down the Ocoee River in Tennessee. It has to be some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on!! I had a blast, got soaked, and wanted to go back again the minute it was over. Here are some pictures from my trip.

That's my daughter Natasha on the front of the raft.... ridin' the bull!! She had so much fun doing that. You can see the sheer jubilation on her face lol!!

I will definitely be going again..........

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XPHOENIX 9/2/2011 1:24AM

    Amazing. Just that. WOW! :)

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KINSBAILE 8/24/2011 4:02PM

    CONGRATS on your graduation! I will hopefully be there very soon!

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    emoticon WOW have you WORKED SO HARD for the graduation time ! Thats fantastic !!! SOOO COOL !!!! NEATO !!

The white water rafting looks like a BALL ! I'd LOVE To do that, but with my spine,,,it's WAY TO DANGEROUS for me ! So I am GLAD you did it while young and HEALTHY ENOUGH !! WOOHOOO and w/your daughter,, how SPECIAL !!!!! Such an event for you both to rememeber ALL of your lives !!

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    emoticon on your graduation!

The white water rafting looks like so much fun! I went once, years ago, down in New Mexico, and have always wanted to do it again. Seeing all of your pictures and how much fun you all were having reminded me of our trip--I'm going to have to look into that again!!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 8/19/2011 6:06PM

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Congrats on graduating! Sounds like great celebration.

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DCUZ99 8/19/2011 8:56AM

    emoticon on your graduation. That's such a fantastic achievement.

...and what a great way to celebrate!!!


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GOGETTERME 8/17/2011 9:50PM

    Congrats on your graduation! Rafting looks like so much fun. I went tubing down a crazy river in PA with my hubby and older son when was 11 and it was fun! Maybe we will have to try rafting with the little guy in a couple years especially now that I'm much thinner. It's amazing what you're willing to do when you look and feel so good.


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NUTS4NUTELLA 8/17/2011 12:08AM

    CONGRATULATIONS on graduating!!! I love the pictures too. It looks like you had tons of fun. Maybe one day I'll go rafting too!
P.S. I lovveeee your background!

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PEPPERLEAH 8/16/2011 10:43PM

    Looks like so much fun! Congrats on your graduation!

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/16/2011 9:09PM

    Loved the pics! So fun. And LOVED you hair!!

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FEDGIRL4 8/16/2011 1:31PM

    Looks like you had fun! My hubby (before me) used to go to Albright, West Virginia. Then we went two times, he rafted and I made camp. Then for 2 years we went to the tow path in Brunswick Maryland. He went canoeing and I made camp.

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SHAKENMA 8/16/2011 8:43AM

    You both are so cute! Congrats Girl emoticon

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ROXY4470 8/16/2011 7:47AM

    You guys look soooo cute! White river rafting is so much fun! glad you had a good time.! and congrats on graduating!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 8/16/2011 6:18AM

    So happy for you!!! Looks like you had a great time!

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JOEYKTTN 8/15/2011 7:09PM

    Congrats! and look at the fun you had! Sooo jealous!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/15/2011 6:55PM

    wow, your daughter is a mirror-image :o)

That is freaking awesome and wow!!


Love it!!

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    WTG and WTG!!

WTG on your graduation!
WTG on white water rafting!!

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-POOKIE- 8/15/2011 4:14PM

    You look like you had a wonderful time!

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FLAMENM 8/15/2011 3:46PM

    Congrats on your newly minted degree. And what a great way to celebrate!!!

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OFFDREA 8/15/2011 3:08PM

aaaahhhh that looks like so much fun!!!!

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ME_HERE_NOW 8/15/2011 2:27PM

    congratulations!! :) i have never been rafting, it looks scary and fun! 2 amazing accomplishments in one post here! enjoy getting your life back from the reins of school and keep having fun with the fam! these memories will last a life time, yay! maybe u can make it an every summer adventure!

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LOTUSFLOWER 8/15/2011 1:46PM

    Congrats on your graduation and the trip looks like so much fun!!!! So nice to celebrate with something fitness related vs. food, isn't it? YOU ROCK!

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REMODELINGPAT 8/15/2011 1:10PM

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You're 'way braver than I...



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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 8/15/2011 12:49PM

    Congratulations on your graduation! That is awesome!!!! YAY!!!!!
The rafting trip looks fantastic! I had the opportunity to do that about four years ago, and was such a blast, I had no idea how much fun it would be! You're right..I wanted to go again the minute it was over!!! I am only sorry I haven't had a chance to do it again!! I'm so glad you had a great time with your family to celebrate such a fantastic achievement!!! Congratulations!!

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