On my weekends off- of which I have very very few- I have been going on some fun and wild adventures. One weekend in July, I spent white water rafting down the New River in West Virginia. I went with my friend Ashley and we stayed at the Adventures on The Gorge camp resort – we had a blast! It took Ash and me 6 hours to get there from DC on friday evening. We set up camp and basically passed out as soon as everything was set up. The next morning we woke up bright and early and jumped out on the river with the Rivermen Raft Company. Our guide, Brian Bell, was a blast- he kept us safe and let us have a load of fun swimming down the river, navigating the rapids, river surfing and even jumping of large rocks…Oooo I would do it all again in a heartbeat! After rafting, we enjoyed our time at the camp resort, eating a yummy dinner and partaking in back country dancing to the live bluegrass music by the Half Bad Bluegrass band (Brian- our guide-is their guitar player which made it extra fun).
Sunday morning we were sad to leave but we packed up the tent, and went on our way stopping in Fayattevill, WV for breakfast, and Lewisberg WV for a coffe and a little antiquing. We then drove down part of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway on our way to stop at a couple vineyards for some afternoon wine tasting south of Charlottesville, before heading back to DC. It was an action packed, super duper, heart warming, fun filled weekend! I’ve got hopes to do it again soon!!