Without A Paddle

Without  A Paddle - Vacation

“The adults insisted that we didn’t need a guide to ride down the Nantahala River. The river is considered to have “class III family-friendly rapids.”However, my family were obviously novices. Most of the journey passed without incident, but we were taking on water – lots of it. The falls were the pinnacle of the trip. Dad bounced out the back of the raft. My stepmom jumped out after him while my sister grabbed me and told me to get ready for the camera. That’s us in the front of the boat. My aunt, uncle and cousins tried to steer the rogue vessel ashore to no avail. Men threw ropes from the edge of the river and I remember seeing a sign that read something about dangerous rapids ahead. More ropes dangled across the river, so you could latch on and save yourself as a last resort. It took the remaining adults and some help from the bank, but they managed to beach the raft and everyone made it to safety. Everyone involved tells different stories about that day with varying levels of intensity. For example, my aunt still insists that we were in no danger because ‘a bunch of nuns could do it.’ I’m not quite sure what that means.”

(submitted by Amanda)

In Vacation • November 18th, 2015 • 2 Comments »

Welcome To Arkansas

Welcome To Arkansas - Behind The Awkwardness

“During a road trip from Kansas to Florida in 1987, this was my standard pose for all state welcome signs. None more appropriate than Arkansas.”

(submitted by Derek)

In Behind The Awkwardness • November 14th, 2015 • 2 Comments »


Overboard - Vacation

“We went out for a sail with a group of friends, but one wasn’t really a sailor. When we had to ‘tack’ and the sail changed direction she just lay there until (helped by the weight of her chest) she began to slip head first, screaming, in to the Mediterranean. Thankfully some quick thinkers grabbed her ankles in time. I just reached for the camera to get this classic action shot.”

(submitted by Victoria)

In Vacation • October 28th, 2015 • Add A Comment »

We Survived A Bear Sniff

We Survived A Bear Sniff - Vacation

“My brother, a bear, and I on our first backpacking trip about 12 years ago in the Glen Aulin backpacker’s campground in Yosemite National Park. My dad took the pic while he was making breakfast, it was about 6:30 a.m. We were startled, and then more in awe, but not scared as black bears don’t bother people unless you’re messing with their kids. The bear walked right past us to our bear proof food canister, sniffed it, batted it around, then walked away.”

(via source)

In Vacation • October 27th, 2015 • 6 Comments »

Try Pot

Try Pot - Vacation

“This is me, front center with my sisters and two cousins visiting a ginger factory… We didn’t try the drugs as suggested.”

(submitted by Marissa in Australia)

In Vacation • October 23rd, 2015 • Add A Comment »

Pass The Porron

Pass The Porron - Vacation

“On holiday with my family in Spain.  The porron was passed around and it seems I took my turn.  Not sure if it was wine or not, but I suspect it was.”

(submitted by Mike)

In Vacation • October 12th, 2015 • Add A Comment »


Baywatch - Friends

“This was my mom’s friend on vacation, she just learned how to take selfies and work Photoshop. And so, this gem was born.”

(submitted by Karen)

In Friends • October 5th, 2015 • 2 Comments »
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