Alyssa celebrated her 14th birthday this past Saturday in Jackson Hole! Every year, her parents surprise her and her sister on their birthdays. This year, whitewater rafting and a surprise cake made by world-renowned chocolatier Oscar at Artelier Ortega! Happy Birthday, and maybe we’ll get to see you on your 15th too! Oh… and that cake was unbelievable. Thanks for sharing!!!
Christa, Heather and Janet enjoying time in the Tetons! Where is Al? The one missing key ingredient to managing our fabulous company! The season’s still in full swing, but August will soon turn to September and before we know it, the season will come to a close. It’s been an awesome summer so far.
I was feeling very confident as I walked away from our Scenic Float trip. My next point of interest would be to conquer the white water… dun dun dun. For stability and reassurance purposes, I decided it would be best to bring along my friend Brant. I was not going to go alone. As I stood there waiting for the life-vest distribution, with the water running several feet away, I cannot deny that I had a very high level of stress running through me. I took in all seriousness the way our guide instructed us to hold the paddle… I only almost dropped it twice. Like I had said previously, being in a raft in the middle of a river has never appealed to me before. Going through the first set of rapids, I was thinking of every way possible of myself getting back in the raft if I had in fact fallen out. I made it through. I then noticed the gaping smile that I had plastered on my face. I was definitely having fun! I was then ready for some real action. Coming up to Big Kahuna, I felt ready. As we hit it straight on, my paddling stopped as I was engulfed with water. I was soaked, but totally proud of myself for defeating yet another fear of mine.
My piece of advice: GO RAFTING!!! -Emily Ming