Video: Riding the Rapids at Atlantis in the Bahamas
"It's not a lazy river--it's a crazy river!" said my six-year-old of the mile-long whitewater ride at Atlantis in the Bahamas. It's actually my favorite ride in the whole 141-acre water park. My husband filmed it with his waterproof point-and-shoot camera (and with our six-year-old practically in his lap) so I could experience it vicariously while stuck in our hotel room chained to my laptop during the first three days of our recent Bahamas getaway. On our last day, not only did I finally hit the rapids, but my eight-year-old insisted I accompany him down The Abyss--a water slide with a near-vertical drop of 50 feet inside a dark tunnel. Never again. But I did have a blast racing all three boys (husband included) down the high-speed Challenger Slide that clocks your times.
The thrill of victory: My six-year-old raced my eight-year-old down The Challenger Slide...and won!