Urban White Water Rafting

This weekend my girlfriends and I went white water rafting the in the heart of Richmond, VA.

We used Living Social Escapes to find a half price deal for a day trip along the James river!

The company we rafted with is Riverside Outfitters. We ventured down the Jame’s River and experienced the only Class II – Class IV white water rapids running through a major U.S. city! We were given detailed instructions and a safety demonstration before meeting the water at Pony Pasture Park and Reedy Creek.  We saw Great Blue Herons, ducks and lots of fish. 10171234_10152629630825813_4431559008784995684_n 10665369_10152629630275813_6537525352180514715_n

10600441_10152629630635813_654692621325008350_nAfter a crazy fun journey down river we piled into a bus and headed back to the outpost for beers and socializing. Everyone in my group (even the most timid and inexperienced rafter) had an amazing time. I can’t wait until the weather warms again. I will defiantly being going rafting with Riverside Outfitters again!

Alcohol and Tattoos

On our second day we went to Universal Studios. Where again we had amazing luck and encountered virtually no lines. We saw every show and rode every ride in less than half a day. It was fantastic.

After lots of fun we ventured out of the park to Universal way. A magnificent tourist destination full of kitsch restaurants and expensive shops.

While walking around we came upon Hart and Huntington Tattoo Parlor. Ashley decided she wanted to get the Deathly Hollows from Harry Potter Tattoo.

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I had been wanting a tattoo for a long time and that “what the heck”. #yolo. So I went ahead and booked my appointment to. We both had 11pm appointments with a tattoo artist who had competed on “Tattoo Wars”.

After all our paper work was complete we had a few hours to kill so we headed to The Hard Rock Cafe. We had a couple of drinks to mellow us out and make us braver and then headed to get our tattoos!

It was relatively painless and I am in love with my new ink!

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It’s from the Vanessa Carlton album “White Rabbits on The Run”. It symbolizes being a leader, following your dreams and getting lost in wonderland.