Saturday 18 July
We left Nashville yesterday morning to head to Ocoee River where we were staying. We got there about lunch time so we got something to eat, set up camp and got changed to go white water rafting. We were picked up to go rafting at 2pm, we had to split into two groups so we did boys on one and girls on the other. We got our equipment on and went on the bus. When we got to the river we got the safety brief then went for a little dip in the water before starting rafting. It was all really good. When we got half way we got the option to jump in so we all did it. Then on the last Rapids we got asked if anyone wanted to sit up on the front of the boat and no one else wanted to so I thought I would do it. The Rapids were pretty strong though and I fell off the front, the boat went flying over the top of me but I found my way out and managed to get back into the boat. Was pretty scary looking back on it but it was all worth it. My saying on this trip is 'better to regret doing something than regret not doing it' which fitted in well at that moment! We got back to camp after the rafting and chilled in the sun for a wee while to dry off. We had pasta for dinner and then Emily, penny and me had a water fight. There was other groups camping next to us and they had fireworks to set off so we went down to watch them, played with sparklers, had a few drinks and chilled with the other two leaders. We were all so tired by then so we went to bed quite early.