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"So, this is the river." said the Rat.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Leavenworth Wenatchee River Rafting

On a whim, I went to YouTube the other day and typed in "Leavenworth Wenatchee River Rafting". Imagine my surprise when I discovered a six-minute, produced video of a day with Orion on the Wenatchee River out of our darling faux Bavarian Village, Leavenworth.

The video was produced last summer by one of Orion's stalwart regular guests and was a delightful 'inside edition' to the nuts-and-bolts of a one day raft trip. I especially appreciated the humor, even in regards to well-tended, rental wetsuits with a limp rear patch --- there was some reference to an "escape hatch". We work very hard to stay on top of our rental gear (which isn't really rented, but comes with the package) but it is exasperating fussing with 250 wetsuits, both inside and out, to make certain of their total integrity.

The video producer is a guest whom, by memory, I only know as 'Scooter'. He calls himself on his website 'Vespa Boy'. As an organizer of day river trips, he has been terrific to work with and you can tell by the video he takes great pleasure in introducing friends to whitewater rafting as well as his impromptu productions.

If you are truly bored, go to YouTube and type in "Inflatable Monkey Rafting". I could have used Scooter producing THAT tiny piece of frivolity. Guides on a 'busman's holiday' once again.