Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This past weekend I had the opportunity to explore some of the picturesque beauties of "The Natural State" as I went canoeing down the Spring River in northeast Arkansas. For the past two years my employers over at the Bonefish Grill in Little Rock have funded an overnight canoe trip for all of the employees who have been with the company since it's day one opening in July of 2007. With managers and all there were around sixteen of us either canoeing, rafting, tubing, or kayaking on this four hour long adventure spent powering down rapids and rowing past rustic structures and fascinating wildlife. I wish we could have taken some better shots of it all, but we were working with an underwater disposable camera!
The highlight of the trip was definitely the rope swing that we spent almost an hour jumping from. It was just to the left of that branch you see me dodging in the third photo above. We were so close to falling here that I had to bear hug the branch and grab our canoe to avoid the tip. My stomach hurt from all the laughing!! It was such an exciting and much needed vacation from the routine life and even better because it was free. I wish they could all be this beautiful...and adventurous...and uh-mazing!