Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Day

This is the 6th Independence Day I spent in the States - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. This year it was a Saturday and we went rafting in a small village called Jim Thorpe. I was trying to think of what I was doing in the other independence days. But my memory is vague. All I can remember is that in the year of 2006, Wanyi, Liping, Kun, Jenny and I went to see the fireworks by the river in Toledo.

It was raining for quite sometime before this holiday weekend. On Saturday morning it was quite cool. The river for rafting is about 2 hours drive from where I live. The rafting didn't start until 12pm when all of us finished our branch and got warm up. It seemed that asian people like rafting the most, among them are Chinese, Korean and indian. We were asked to lift and carry the boat and walk into the river to start to make sure we wouldn't miss the coolest water in the river. It was nice floating on the river, since the speed of the river wasn't fast. It supposed to be a five hour jorney. However, none of us brought any time machine. Most of the time, we were active in paddling, quietly guessing who would be the first to fall and how. Soon the answer was unveilled without surprise, the largest guy on our boat. We were not in the front of the group, however, there were several times we were in good position before the boat was suddenly held by some big rocks. The biggest accident of our group was a boat being pulled out of water for getting a hole. In conclusion, I wasn't fall into the water and this enlarged my safety record of rafting.

On Sunday, I watched several movies and TV drama, among them there was one interesting. She was the queen of Louis XVI, the king who was beheaded after the revolution. So was she. But the movie was well arranged only to expose the happy part of they life.


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