On the Important Things in Life

At Adventures On the Gorge we just wrapped up a promotion called Countdown to Crazy. Half sale, half contest, participants could enter to win a $1000 gift certificate by booking lodging and/or activities for the winter 2011/2012 season, or they could submit a blog post. Needless to say, the guest-authored blog content rolled right in! This one from Douglas Cook, does an eloquent job of reminding all of us what the important things are in life are—and that a dash of adventure makes love seem all the more vivid.

By Douglas Cooke

My family and I had the privilege of being guests at AOTG in a deluxe cabin for the Thanksgiving holiday, but to narrow those days down to one memory is an impossible task.

From the cabin that enabled my wife to prepare a beautiful holiday feast with all the trimmings… to TreeTops Canopy Tour, Gravity Zip Lines and rock climbing and rappelling… the staff at AOTG handled nearly every request perfectly (right down to my request for good weather!).

My wife and sons were so happy with the experience, and the time we spent together made us all even more thankful for the blessings there are in life… from love and family to the breathtaking scenery in and around the New River Gorge and AOTG campus.

We will definitely return to AOTG for whitewater rafting and another rock climbing and rappelling tour with Kyle. Kyle was the best guide we had, which is really saying something because ALL of our guides were excellent. Kerry and Evan on TreeTops and Chris and Meghan on Gravity deserve kudos as well.

My wife, Kelly, posted not 1, 2 or 3… but 122 (yes… one-hundred and twenty-two) pictures on Facebook of our cabin, campfires, tours, the campus and everything to show our friends what a fabulous time we had and what a wonderful place AOTG is. The picture of the 4 of us during the TreeTops Canopy Tour is my desktop wallpaper image now.

We cannot wait to return and try our hand at whitewater rafting on the New River. See you in the Spring!

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