How to be parents and still have a life.
Words by Brandon Mathis, Photos by Bee Alaine Mathis
Your family vacation doesn’t have to be boring. Ask these families who took their children on a multi-day raft trip down the San Juan River. These kids turn a river trip with the folks into a rip roaring good time.
What you’ll need
Rafts, umbrellas, kayaks, pack rafts, stand up paddle boards (SUPs), squirt guns, water cannons and a unicorn mask.
What to do
Costume party, talent show, mud bath and day spa, cliff diving and/or fire starting contest.
“The kids were awesome,” said river tripper and trip photographer Bee Alaine Mathis. “They even set up a mud spa in the middle of the whole thing. We went cliff diving in swimming holes. Seeing them experiencing this with their families was beautiful. The kids kept it all together. It was so incredible.”