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Nikki-Dee guides whitewater trip with River City Adventures

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 13:51:47-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- This week I worked with River City Adventures in Richmond and trained to be a whitewater rafting guide. I quickly learned there was a lot more to it than just jumping in a raft.

When I arrived, they quickly put me to work because we had a group coming in for a trip. We quickly prepared and packed the raft.

We put snacks, water, and a first aid kit into a dry bag and then blew up the raft.

When the group arrived, I explained the waiver and asked if anyone had a peanut allergy (because we packed snacks for the trip).

We then got them fitted in a personal flotation device and helmet.

Finally we loaded up the van and headed to the James River!

As the raft guide, I sat in the back of the raft and yelled commands like, "left... right... rest."

You learn to read the water and rapids to prepare your team.

I had the best time! I can not wait to go back!