Whitewater rafting down the Nantahala / class 2 3 and even 4's. Totally epic. At one point, we were pushed so hard against a wall of water that my left paddle got pinned to the back of the boat and my watch sheared right off my wrist.
Coming back, through the rain, we saw the fireworks over the city. We returned home to three little kittens, a black, a white tiger striped and a gray - who gingerly stepped out onto a wet porch to welcome us back home.
Life is good. :)