Tubing with the Girls

by Sarah on July 23, 2014

Last Friday I met up with my friends Val and Brigette to go tubing down the Gunpowder River. You may remember, Val and I went on a similar outing with Jay last summer.


Like last time, we rented our tubes from Monkton Bike, Tube and Kayak for $25 each. The rental was all day so we enjoyed one 2 1/2 hour ride, lunch, followed by one 1 1/2 hour ride.


While it was nice to have girls outing, Jay’s steering of our human-rope-tube raft was surely missed. Ok, maybe just the rope was missed, but as the strong women we are we made do with ourselves and our rafts. Simply connecting our rafts by holding on to each others tube. I do have to say we improved on our steering ability on our second go down the river.


I am hoping this outing becomes an annual event as it’s a good excuse to hang out with friends. But also because I would really like to see if my mom joins us next year.

Until then, here is one of our “better” rafting selfies… something else for us to work on for next year ;)



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