Eagle Crest - My Family Travels

As water overtook me and filled my mouth, I tried to reach out and grasp the raft. This had to be one of the most scariest moments of my life, and it all happened on my vacation to Eagle Crest resort. The most long-awaited trip we have every year. This time I took one of my dearest friends, Danielle.

We left my small town at around three in the afternoon. It would have taken us less time getting ready if it weren’t for the boys and their lack of preparation, but it was all good once we were on the road. Lots of opportunities for sleep on that car ride. I learned on that it’s alright to have nothing to say to someone and just enjoy silence. If you can do that then you are truly comfortable with that person.

The usually five hour road trip took us three hours, thanks to our strong bladders and determined driver.  My mother can be quite hard to persuade at times. Her persistence, though, got us to the resort a lot sooner for a swim in the pool. The pool that was quite a ways from the sports center and spa. usually  we get our condo closer to the sports center, but this year we were late getting a reservation. I didn’t mind it as much because everything at the resort is a nice walk going to. some mornings we would even see a fawn and its mother!

Days at the resort were wonderful. Danielle and I would get up and go straight to the pool. We would spend the whole day out doing anything we could. the week was going by more quickly than i anticipated and I had a pending promise. i made a deal with one of my friends back home that if I didn’t make the first move on a guy, I would have to clean her bathroom. I’ve never been one to be a flirt, so i wasn’t feeling especially confident with following through with this deal. Plus, as far as I could see there wasn’t any potential I could see.

Our last night at the resort and we found some extremely attractive guys! Just as they were about to just walk off and go back to their condo, I got a surge of confidence and offered to join them on their walk back. We all talked and flirted the whole time, it was nice. i didn’t have to clean a bathroom anymore!

Every year when on our way back home from Eagle Crest, we make a detour and go rafting in the Deschuttes. This year we were ready to take on the rapids. Not even twenty minutes into the ride, one of my brothers fall out, then my dad a few minutes later, and then me! My falling out of the raft, i would have to say, was the worst out of the three. We hit a rock and then I got thrown out when we were just about to hit hardcore rapids. instead of just going head-on into the rapids, my leg got stuck in the rope on the raft. That could have been awful if they got unstuck from the rock while my leg was wrapped in the rope and i was being sucked under. Luckily my dad got a hold of my hand and the raft didn’t move until after I was safe on board.

That trip made me realize to not take things for granted and take chances. I was very greatful for my dad pulling me out, and and took a chance by flirting with those guys. I still remember that vacation as if i was still there. I also learned that having a friend who will stick through it all with me is someone to be appreciated.


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