May. 21st, 2007 09:50 am
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So I'd been looking into some potential activities (of the outdoor variety) for those of you students who will be with us over the summer term. I came up with a number of options, most of which I'll keep to myself because I like surprises, and I imagine it's going to be a long summer.

But one of those options needs to be booked well in advance, if we're going to do it, so I need to ask the question and gauge levels of interest. Would anyone like to go whitewater rafting? I've found a good company that works in the Adirondacks - certified guides, full safety training for groups, that sort of thing.

It might be a good way to spend a few days once it gets really hot, I was figuring. Just let me know if this appeals to you, either here or in email, or catch me in the halls if neither of the above appeal to you.

Date: 2007-05-21 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-forge.livejournal.com
You mean strapping yourself into a boat and hurtling uncontrollably down what amounts to a high-velocity obstacle course filled with large masses of solid and often very sharp rocks which may or may not be visible?

The things you people do for adrenalin...

Date: 2007-05-21 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-cyclops.livejournal.com
You know, it's a funny thing, Forge, but most outdoor activities that don't involve walking placidly in circles involves some degree of adrenalin and/or risk.

Although in this case, on the river I was looking at, this company actually offers a 'pilot your own raft' option for prepubescent kids, so I'm thinking that the risk is actually fairly minimal.

Date: 2007-05-21 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-forge.livejournal.com
Walking placidly in circles is a respectable outdoor activity!

Date: 2007-05-22 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-m.livejournal.com
It sounds like fun although that may just be the invulnerability talking. I know I'm *really* not a student but I am stuck here for several weeks of pain and torture summer classes, so can I come? I could, like, tell them not to do stupid things or something. Because they're bound to do stupid things and I'm just ...not, because I'm far too fantastic for that. unless I zone out on the raft or something but what are the chances of that, really?

Date: 2007-05-22 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-cyclops.livejournal.com
You're more than welcome, Monet. I tend to like a high proportion of non-students to students on trips like this. Call it being overly cautious.

Date: 2007-05-22 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-m.livejournal.com
Aww, thank you. I didn't even to bribe you with cake, either. You're my favourite person ever for the entirity of today, since I"ve only been awake for little while.

Date: 2007-05-22 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-wallflower-.livejournal.com
Ooo! Please let this activity be not on the week I'm away visiting places with my mother. (It's a family bonding thing, we go somewhere different every year.)

But! If even one of the guides looks in any way shifty, you have to hog tie him up before we get in the raft. Only way to be sure. *grins* (*has seen way too many adventure movies that have shifty guides in them.*)

Date: 2007-05-22 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-m.livejournal.com

That's rather intimate, isn't it, considering the guide will a stranger? *waggles eyebrows*

Date: 2007-05-22 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-cyclops.livejournal.com
Drop by my office and let me know when that is? I'd hate for you to miss this if you wanted to come, but like I said, I need to make the booking fairly soon.


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