Thursday, July 31, 2008
It's been a very long time since I've felt real fear. That changed last Sunday afternoon when the four of us got a nice healthy dose of it. We decided to float the lazy little stream that runs through Kuna--Indian Creek. Well, it was not lazy, and we were in trouble almost from the start. We each had a tube, and the kids had life vests on. I also should have had one. After we each had numerous spills and crashes with trees, Ben lost his tube, jumped on mine, and then we hit a tree together. I remember rolling over backwards in the tube and hitting my head twice on the rocks below. I came up without Ben, but thankfully, Jeff had him. The current was so strong and I was dizzy and my legs would not work. I could not get on my tube. Eventually, Jeff got us to a place we could get out of the current and pulled us onto a small island. There, we caught our breath, assessed the damage and realized we had to get back in the creek to finish and get to our car at the Kuna City Park. None of us wanted to, we were so beat up and tired. But of course we did and made it. We won't be floating anytime soon. It scared Jeff and I to think what could have happened if he had not been able to keep us together and the kids had not been wearing life vests. It's bothered us all week. It went wrong so fast.
Posted by Julie Summers at 7:26 AM