Oh man, its been an eventful week! And of course, I didnt take any photos what so ever..
First, we went out rafting on class IV rapids with Jenn and Brian on the Poudre River in the Banana Hammock. I haven’t been on a raft since I was 11, and never on anything that wild. At first I was getting heat struck in my wet suit. Then Brian got serious had steared us towards all the big stuff. I can tell you as much as that heat is not a huge problem when you get sprayed with melt water like every 5 seconds.. I laughed so much that half the river probably entered my stomach. Then, we hit a huge wave, and the boat flipped. We all fell into the water. Swimming in melting water is a very efficient way of cooling off a hot head. Swimming in huge hydralics is perhaps an even better way… I think we all got a bit chocked, but no one got hurt and the banana hammock was saved by some kayakers so no harm done. As Brian said afterwards, we got the grand tour of rafting, the full package :).
Then came the big arrival of Maria Monglo Nyholm. After a long trip from Sweden, Maria was supposed to arrive at 5.35 pm in Denver. Well, that didnt really happen. The big wild fires are here, and they apparently have a way of creating weather systems of their own. So first, Marias flight was delayed about 4 hours, then they flew through a severe thunderstorm created by the fires in Denver, only to learn that the airport had closed down due to the storm. Eventually they landed in Colorado Spring, which was just about to get evacuated due to the wild fires. They were stuck there for like another 4 hours. They couldnt get off the plane, since the air field is a military one and they didn’t have the necessary equippment to dock the plane. After an eon of time, they actually flew back to Denver and managed to land the plane. Maria arrived, in a suprisingly good mood, in Laramie at 3 am.. At that point, she’d been traveling for, I don’t know, 24 hours, of which a whole lot was spend on a plane standing still on the ground with wild fires roaring outside. Tough.
And then of course, we did some riding.
Tomorrow we head out on our big road trip. Time to get stoked.
Oh yeah, didnt take any photos of anything of this. But there are still some awesome cars in Laramie that I haven’t documented, so I’m posting them instead.