Yesterday I mentioned getting the COVID booster shot and while I am not feeling awful today I am definitely not at the top of my game. So I am using it as an excuse to whine, complain, and be a bit lazy. According to CNBC I don’t get to complain too much though. Still I would rather spend a day or two feeling sluggish compared to the alternative.
Mexico Multiday Rafting on the Usumacinta river
Yesterday I mentioned that I will be spending 8 days in the Mexican jungle rafting the Usumacinta River. I am going to post about this trip leading up to it but have a slight delima: When I am on the river I will have no access to the Internet (oh the horror), so I am going to need to come up with scheduled posts for those days. My thinking is that I will have a post that mimics the itinerary of the guide website (warning 1990’s website) but we will see what I come up with.
Here is a video of the trip:
We are going with a group of friends who are serious rafters. They did a 30 day trip down the entire Grand Canyon a few years ago and think that this river is a great one for us to get our feet wet. From watching this video they consider the biggest rapids on the Usumacinta to be fun but tame. Since I will be manning the oars of Kate and I’s boat I am slightly less nervous now, maybe.
The trip takes us to a couple of Mayan ruins that are only accessible via the river. We will be guided through them by local Mayan descendants. I am really looking forward to that part of the trip too.
We are just over a month out and have pretty much everything ready to go. I may be binge watching various rafting videos on Youtube to refresh my whitewater knowledge. Also trying to figure out if I want to get a new GoPro for filming the trip. I have one now but I think its a GP 3 and they have come a long way since then. If you have any suggestions feel free to leave a comment.
We are up to 12 participants now with the addition of: