Friday, August 20, 2010

New Friends on the River with Arizona River Runners

One of my favorite things to behold on a Grand Canyon Rafting trip is to see a 10 year old chatting away with a 75 year old. Or maybe a granny sharing thoughts with a 20 year old hip dude. Things like this happen a lot in the heart of the Grand Canyon.

People on an Arizona River Runners rafting trip have the time and opportunity to get to know each other. Fellow rafters have converged from all ends of the earth, from diverse ethnicity and cultures. Ages may span many decades and economics no longer has any bearing on interaction. The electronic distractions have been eliminated. Life on the river is simple.....have fun, have as much fun as humanly possible.

Challenges exist. Everyone has apprehensions of some kind. Can't climb onto the boat. Hate cold water. Don't like dirt. Afraid of high places. Bats creep me out. Hiking scares me. I'm no rock climber. Can't pitch a tent. I'm shy. It's hot. It's cold. You and your fellow rafters will tackle everything that comes up. You will be a helper and encourager sometimes, and sometimes others will give you a helping hand. You all keep moving on through, just like the river.

This crosses all boundaries of age, gender, race, religion, class. Together you will face all the fun and fears, and together you will conquer and survive and FLOURISH. A Grand Canyon rafting trip is a bonding time with people you didn't chose. You have come together randomly for a week or so of some really awesome things. Some was fun. Some was difficult. Some just took your breath away. You did it together. You will likely leave the Grand Canyon with unexpected new friendships.

Call Arizona River Runners for a Colorado River rafting trip - and meet people from all walks of life, from all over the globe!