My breakfast: egg souffle with applewood smoked bacon.
We couldn't leave before getting some chocolates! I took a knife and divided each one in fourths so we could all get a sample. A very decadent breakfast.
Tubing in Texas is a tradition. Unfortunately, it seems to attract a lot of the immature college kids who think that using foul language makes them sound more grown up. It's also a chance for them to show as much skin as possible and drink as much as possible simultaneously.
I had my reservations about taking the family on the tubing trip. But it's so much fun that I didn't want them to miss out. They're going to be exposed to idiots eventually anyway, right?
Apparently something was going on at the Guadalupe River (a favorite tubing river) so every one was showing up at the Comal to rent tubes. We had to park down the street for $7 and take a shuttle to the tube rental shack.
Standing in line I realized that this was not something that I would have done a year or two ago. There aren't many large women (or men) who tube the river. Most of these folks are thin and in small bikinis. And the larger women that do show up tend to have an "I don't give a sh*t" attitude. I think most of the boys (they certainly did not act like men) shaved their bodies. I would have been intimidated to be a part of this crowd only a few pounds ago. And it's not that I look so good in a swimsuit now! It's just that I feel a bit more normal.
We appeared to be the only ones with kids waiting in line to rent a tube. Charlie learned a few new words. No one was rude, just crude. I'm sure the alcohol levels did not help the situation.
Tubes rented. Cooler rented. Time to jump into the blue-green waters of the river.
|Charlie jumped in and out of his tube the entire float.|
|Stay thirsty, my friend.|
We didn't know it was prom night so there was a bit of a wait. That's ok. There's a wine bar outside along with several gift shops.
|One of my favorites. Not always easy to find.|
|Loved this shop! I was this close to getting a purse in the shape of a chicken. Maybe it would start a trend? No, probably not.|
|The goat cheese stuffed red peppers were my favorite!|