On Friday, I had a day off. The plan was for me, and my daughter and her friend to go tubing on the French Broad River (yes, that’s it’s actual name). We started off around 1 PM, parked our car, signed up at Zen Tubing and paid our fees — 3 rented tubes and another one to carry our small cooler. We also purchased a waterproof box to carry our cell phones. Then a bunch of us boarded a jitney bus that took us about 3 miles to where we picked up our tubes and headed off.
It’s a good thing I decided to buy some cheap water shoes with treads because the rocks as you’re getting in the tubes are very slippery!
Soon we were on the water. There were straps where you could attach the tubes so they wouldn’t separate, but at first they kept getting…
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