Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hot Day!

Saturday, June 9th was going to be up in the 90's so TJ and I wanted to stay cool. How do you stay cool without A/C?  You go tubing! 
In Colfax, the Red Ceder River flows through. I have seen people before tubing and have heard about people doing it.  There's this one library patron that does it all the time so I picked his brain and he told us where to go and how to do it.
We parked the truck at the parking lot, walked about 300 yards on a over grown trail and plopped our butts in the tube and went tubing!  Stopped and had lunch on a little island and got back in the water.
It took about 2 1/2 hours to float. Neat thing? We ended right back where we parked the truck.

 Here's TJ kicking and relaxing

Here's me (First time ever pic of me on the blog!)

Overall, TJ got a little to much sun on his legs and I missed some spots on my neck and arms with the sun block.
But other then that? It's a great way to beat the heat!
Will we do it again? YES! and soon.


  1. Sound great except for the sunburn!

  2. Looks like a fun time! Was the water deep? the current fast?? All I can picture is Russel Creek in cdb...

  3. Fun!! Used to tube a lot when lived in AZ on Salt/Verde River outside PHX - always a group of us went and river was usually pretty crowded. Left one rig downriver and started 4-8 miles up river. If you had any beer, dry cigarettes/lighter/matches after downriver you could make a fortune - rapids usually upset tubes with "supplies" in them!! Floated the mighty CO River by Yuma, AZ - took 8 hrs to go 8 miles--was not like the pics you hear of going down CO thru the Grand Canyon - we even had to get off and push/walk to get done faster!!

  4. Krissy!! you are looking great!!
    glad you found an easy, fun way to cool off.
    hope you had a great birthday
    love you.

  5. Awwwwh, there's nothing like floating down the river in 90 degree weather. Just remember to layer on the sun screen next time.