Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Testing the Whitewater Raft

While taking a break from building the wall, we wanted to pump up the raft we'll be taking to the Deschutes in a few weeks to test it out.

The sun came out and we broke out the new airpump.

All the chambers filled quickly, and held air well!


The kids had to jump in it immediately.

It was funny how much the kids loved playing in the raft. We left it inflated for a few days to see how it held air...

...and it got plenty of use.

After several days of hard usage, we are ready to trust our lives to this old red raft.

Now to name it... "Big Red, Red October, Red Dawn"... guess we'll have to wait for something to happen on the river to give it the perfect name.