When you own a business, it seems that everyone invites you to their fund raising auctions. One of our fund raisers offered a whitewater rafting trip down the Grand Canyon, which Mr. R5 and I won. I am quite excited about it because this is my first rafting trip down the Colorado River. I am a little concerned because this is the hottest time of year and next week is supposed to be really hot, so I am not looking forward to a week of 105 degree weather.
I have been to the Grand Canyon several times. I hiked about half way down, a couple of years ago, which was fun, but the altitude on the South Rim averages 7000 feet. After about 4 heart attacks (not really, but it felt like it), we had to turn around because our friend had to get to the airport. I love The Canyon.
Anyways, I had to pick up some hikey, watery, sportsy sandals, so off to Cabellas I went. I wanted something functional, comfortable and stylin’. What I wanted was something like this:
Right. Next option:
Vibram Five Fingers $85 at REI Just No.
Teva Dozer $65 at Cabelas When did it become a rule that sports sandals are supposed to look like something from outer space is trying to eat your foot?
So, what did I settle on?
Merrell Siren $90 at Cabelas They sort of have a mary jane look, they have about 5 adjustable straps, and I think will do the job. I will let you know how they perform.