I cannot wait!  Memorial Day means travel, cookouts, swimming pools and, most importantly, a 3-DAY WEEKEND!!!  And I am going to take full advantage.  Some friends of mine and I are headed off to Pigeon Forge and Gatlingburg and we plan to tackle the rapids of the Upper Pigeon River.  THIS is how I'm spending Memorial Day weekend!  WATCH!

How much fun is that?  I have been white water rafting once before and loved every minute of it, despite the fact that I got knocked out of the boat in a Class IV rapid and thwacked my foot on a gigantic rock.  It was bruised and swollen . . . but I didn't care.  White water rafting is the thrill ride it looks to be.  I say . . . Bring it on!!!  6 and a half miles down the Upper Pigeon with Smoky Mountain Outdoors.  70 rapids.  Class III and IV.  I'm so ready I'll even put on that goofy-a#$ helmet.

Ya'll have a GREAT Memorial Day weekend!  And I am going to enjoy the holy heck out of mine!