Truckee River Rafting – Nevada 7/12/2013

JULY 12, 2013 (Friday)

 

Today was fun! We started out pretty early and left for Tahoe City. We had scheduled a raft trip down the Truckee River. Also, my sister and brother-in-law are hosting a family reunion (husband’s side) and we were invited for dinner. We wanted to go to the store and get a few things to take to the cabin they had rented before our rafting trip. We managed, but barely, because the traffic was horrible.

The rafting trip was awesome. It was so nice to just float down in the raft and not be getting hit in the butt by rocks. I loved the tubing, but this was so much more fun and carefree. There were a few exciting spots, we did get stuck a couple of times, and Michael lost his hat once and I had to rescue it, but it was just so much more fun. The day was perfect, the water wasn’t too cold, and the weather was just the right temperature. The one thing I would change, if I could, was that there wouldn’t be so many people on the river. 

Our starting point is by the blue rafts.  Where we got our raft and entered the water.

Our starting point is by the blue rafts. Where we got our raft and entered the water.

Photo taken from the Highway on the way to our rafting trip.  We knew this would soon be us!

Photo taken from the Highway on the way to our rafting trip. We knew this would soon be us!

Another photo from the highway

Another photo from the highway

Edie was having great fun feeding the Ducks, but she melted when Momma and hatchlings showed up.

Edie was having great fun feeding the Ducks, but she melted when Momma and hatchlings showed up.

Traffic jam ahead, demanding ducks all around, great fun.

Traffic jam ahead, demanding ducks all around, great fun.

As we floated down the river, we noticed how clean and nice the water was. Also, we had bought some duck food (dog food) and what fun that was. I don’t know how they know you have it, but they do and they follow you for quite awhile until they know they have it all. Too fun. Also, saw babies with their mom. The food was a little too big for them and I was worried but they managed to swallow all that was given.

Such a nice day with such nice ducks.

Such a nice day with such nice ducks.

Pipe across the Truckee River

Pipe across the Truckee River

Wads of gum stuck by rafters to the pipe across the Truckee River.

Wads of gum stuck by rafters to the pipe across the Truckee River.

After our rafting adventure, we went to the cabin and had a lovely visit with people I hadn’t seen in years. So nice to see kids I used to babysit and know as young ones all grown up with children of their own. Nice to catch up. Also, had a wonderful dinner with everyone.

This "cabin" can sleep 20+. There are 5 flat screens, a full kitchen with everything you need.  5 bedrooms, fold out couches and 3 dinning room tables.  Huge and nice.

This “cabin” can sleep 20+. There are 5 flat screens, a full kitchen with everything you need. 5 bedrooms, fold out couches and 3 dinning room tables. Huge and nice.

Sharon coming upstairs with a grumpy old man, who had been rafting, thus wet pants.

Sharon coming upstairs with a grumpy old man, who had been rafting, thus wet pants.

Brother and Sister, Pat and Linda

Brother and Sister, Pat and Linda

Beloved sister Sharon

Beloved sister Sharon

These are so cool, literally and figuratively.  Completely dim-able, good for 60,000 hours, liquid filled, commercial quality, really neat!  Available on Amazon.

These are so cool, literally and figuratively. Completely dim-able, good for 60,000 hours, liquid filled, commercial quality, really neat! Available on Amazon.

Andy, Jessica, Sharon, Austin and Tom.

Andy, Jessica, Sharon, Austin and Tom.

Very delicious

Very delicious

Scrumptious

Scrumptious

Cabin bathroom light fixture.

Cabin bathroom light fixture.

Cabin bathroom mirror

Cabin bathroom mirror

Bathroom vanity front.  I really liked the knotty pine everywhere.

Bathroom vanity front. I really liked the knotty pine everywhere.

This outfit provides the bath towels, sheets, dishes, washer, dryer, everything.

This outfit provides the bath towels, sheets, dishes, washer, dryer, everything.

View from the deck.

View from the deck.

 

Sharon, holding Snickers, pretty woman sitting next to them.

Sharon, holding Snickers, pretty woman sitting next to them.

We are now back in our “home” for the last night. Gonna miss it here. I feel right in the heart of the city with so much to see and do. We’ll definitely want to come back here, especially for Artown activities.

Hope your day was fun!

 

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2 comments on “Truckee River Rafting – Nevada 7/12/2013
  1. ciscogizmo1 Tug says:

    The rafting looks like fun! So, what happens now you stop until September I don’t see the next resort on your itinerary? Hope you are still timesharing this summer.

  2. mkeller7281 says:

    Dear ciscogizmo1:
    Yes, it was great fun. Really nice in a raft compared to a tube. We are on a mission this next week and will blog about it. We will update our itinerary as well. Thanks,
    Mike