The world is my school and today I learned that jet boats are really fun and not for my mom. I went on a jet boat. It is a boat that someone drives like it their first day behind the wheel. They really are trained, they have to do 108 hours of training because if you dont know how to do it properly is it dangerous. Now here is what the jet boat does. It goes in a Canyon (Shotover Canyon) and almost runs into the rocks, does 360s and goes really, really, really shallow water. It also is all twisty and turny which is why it is not good for my Mom because she has back and neck problems. It is called a jet boat because it does not have a propeller. Instead of a propeller in the back of the boat it takes water in and turns it around so it moves really, really fast then shoots it out the back.
After that I went on a white water raft trip in Skippers Canyon. We had to drive through Skippers Canyon pass to get where we needed to go for the rafts. The roads were all twist turny and the heights were HIGH with no railing. When we finally got to where we needed to go we put all the gear on. Wet suits, booties, light rain jackets, life jackets and helmets. Then we took another drive to where we got on the raft. We were right at the place where the flood scene from the Lord of the Rings was. We got a lesson on what to do and what NOT to do on the raft. One of them was on the paddle there is a T at the top and you have to always be holding on to that T or you can hit someone with it and knock out their teeth or get a black eye. We got in the raft and went over our first rapid. When we came out of it there was someone with a bloody black eye. Guess who it was!????? THE INSTRUCTOR! He hit himself with the T that you were meant to hold onto. OOPS.
In the middle of rafting we stopped at a HUGE rock. Surprisingly, the first one to jump off of it after the instructor was ME! Everyone else did it then we went back rafting.
After rafting we discovered the famous Cookie Time. This is a cookie brand that makes the perfect cookie. In their stores they serve them to you hot, warm and gooey. YUM YUM.
Anyway, after that the day got boring.
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