I have two active countdowns.
The first is a countdown to Friday. I have Friday off from work because I’m going on a white water rafting trip with men from my church. On Friday afternoon we leave from the church, pick up a quick dinner, and have a time of devotion and prayer. On Saturday morning we raft for 4-41/2 hours with the turbines open behind us. I have never gone rafting before. This promises to be a blast. I don’t know what I was thinking when I agreed to go rafting in Maine in September, but after warming back up I’ll be sure I thought it was fun. I’m also not sure that going rafting right before a big vacation was a good idea either, but I think I have plenty of time to heal should nothing but bumps and bruises occur.
The second countdown is to vacation. We are going to North Carolina for food, folks and fun. The “food” part I just made up to go with the slogan. The “folks” part are NC RMFO and GravyBoard folk. This is sure to be one of the most fun things on the trip. Meeting people who I contact daily and truly consider friends (as much as you can for someone you have never met). The “fun” is hanging out with the “folks”, spending the day at amusement parts (Paramount Carowinds, Busche Gardens), and touring the mid-south. We will be staying around Jamestown for the second part of our trip and are sure to check out the local history.
Vacation begins on October 5th with lots and lots of driving.
Countdown 1: 4 days
Countdown 2: 16 days