The Hiwassee trip was quite eventful, and even involved rescuing a 300 pound man who had fallen out of his family's boat and gotten stuck. The rescue went down like this: Brian and John paddled their kayaks next to one another on a flat stretch, then John jumped from his boat into Brian's. Next, Brian guided the boat to the stranded man, who, unable to hoist himself into the boat, used it as a float to get him through the rapids. High drama, to be sure.
Video of Brian & John's commentary on the white water.
Video of John doing the rope swing. I think he enjoyed it somewhat.
During some of these tripe, I'm not working, and Sam and I have "Mom & Sam" days. Our last one involved a 2-hour stint at a bookstore. I hated to miss the river fun, but I have to admit that that was a great day too. We came home exhausted from reading and took a 2-hour nap together. Love. Then we made cupcakes with sprinkles in the batter *and* on top of the frosting. I let him eat three, but only after he scarfed a huge bowl of "noon-als with dad's sauce" in which I had hidden finely chopped spinach.
Aren't y'all proud of me. That's like 3 posts in a week. Expect a dry spell.