Thursday, May 7, 2009

River Rafting Disater

This week Letitia and i decided to go on this river rafting trip with the grade nines,well we went into this thinking it was gonna be all fine and dandy but believe me it was worse than worse. So when we reached Calgary we also reached heavy rainfall and we were thinking oh yeah,we can do this it"s just rain.But when we got out of the bus we were hit by tidal wave of coldness,and were already shivering before we even started the trip.So it was already off to a rough start well obviously it could not get and worse,but then he led us down to the boats and fear struck!Well I've never been in a raft before i did not know what to expect it ended up being fine and things looked like they ,might get better but it didn"t get better and our hands were too numb to hold onto the t-bar of our paddle and so we started slowing down and getting even colder.Finally we reached the first part of our rafting trip and it was time to take a break for lunch.We all stripped out of our soaking wet rain jackets,boots,and sweaters and had lunch.Then we were done lunch we and we took a tour of the water treatment plant and i can tell you it is nasty!there was crap everywhere it"s an amazement that they get our water so clean.After that we decided that instead of rafting we would do some water tests so we all got our little kits out and began doing the tests!Well me and Letitia were assigned to take the temperature once we were done that we had to help this other girl who was looking for bugs!We could not read the darn instructions and have them make sense to us and so we waited for our guide to come around and help us!When he finally got to us he said "Did you even try to read them"he said with a questioning face saying (do you even know how to read)yes we did and they don't make sense.Well he started to give us a lecture on how this is a learning experience and how you don"t learn how to brush your teeth overnight.Well then we had to stick a net in the water and collect bugs while we got our samples but then we had to rinse them off into the bucket.I was holding the net over the bucket and rinsing the stuff into it and all of a sudden he grabs it from my hands and starts yelling at me cause i was doing it wrong!So this was one conflict but then at the end of the tour he was asking questions and no one from our group was answering because it was mostly grade 7's and so he said to his assistant that his group was dumb in front of everyone and all the kids in his group heard!So we had crappy weather and were stuck with a crappy rude guide this was not the field trip i expected and was not up to par.I was very disappointed but that's all right because i have tomorrow and our trip to the gault museum to make up for it!:)


  1. Im quite sure i would have been rather lippy to such a charming tour guide - good on you for biting your tongue. =) The trips can really only get better right?

  2. Give me names and numbers and I will kick his sorry butt for you! You did so good tonight at the talent show London I am proud of you!

  3. haha nice story london...can't say letitia would have minded her ps and qs as good as you!!