Wednesday

Travel or the Day Bear Drowned

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. It doesn't matter to me the transportation. Planes, cars, trains, or toobing, such as what we did the summer of 2005, work for me. The Bubba's Sis Family and the D... Family loaded up and headed to Austin, TX for a weekend getaway. We went to a Round Rock Express baseball game, saw the bats come out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge, toured the state capitol building, shopped at the outlet mall, ate at the original Schlotzsky's, and went toobing down the Comal River.
It's hard to tell in the picture (disposable water camera), but Bear's hat is wet. And, if you were to ask him why, he'd tell you that it's because he drowned. As a matter of fact, if you ask him anything about that day, he'll tell you that he drowned.

The story goes like this. There's about a 2 foot "waterfall" that leads into the river. Our 2nd trip was a tad more crowded than our first. If memory serves me correctly, there was a lot of congestion at the drop-off. When Big D went over, he got stalled by some toobs in front of him. Bear was right behind him and his toob flipped. He DID go under. But his daddy was out of his toob and grabbed him so fast that it was less than a minute. He didn't even lose his hat, which is now his lucky hat. And, he was wearing a life vest. Big D ended up losing his toob which is why he's hanging onto the back of Bear's. We also lost our cooler which held everyone's valuables, such as car keys and wallets. Luckily, it's a common spot to lose things. People hang out there and have a sort of lost and found. We heard someone hollering "Is this anyone's cooler?" and retrieved it. Items we didn't retrieve: Bubba's Sis' beloved Mickey straw hat and Bubba's Bro-in-law's sunglasses (that was courtesy of me).

The little boys say they'll never do it again. I say we'll eventually change their minds. The little girls absolutely LOVED it as did the adults. It was a fantastic weekend filled with great friends, yummy food, icky bats, baseball, and adventure which included Frat Boys!



7 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

Oh what a grand adventure that was! Even if I did lose my hat. I keep hoping if we go back it'll be waiting for me there on the banks of the Comal River....a girl can dream, right?

This post made me LOL - thanx for the memories, D!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!!!
But that doesn't look like Big D... almost looks like Coastie Bro
Auntie W

Stacey said...

Bear drowned? And here you are taking pictures of the poor little guy! That's such a funny story, I could sooo see Alex saying the same thing. What a great adventure--you're not short on those at all, are you. xoxo

Bubba's Sis said...

I'm surprised no one has asked about the Frat Boys. That's another great story....

D... said...

I had to take another look, Auntie W. I see what you mean.

Stacey, I try to find an adventure in everything I do. Sometimes it works!

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

Yeah...I'm trying to find the comments with the explanation about the Frat boys! Don't hold back details now!

Misty Dawn said...

Poor Bear - It's rough when no one believes you when you tell them you drowned! Sounds like you guys had a blast.

I'm late commenting on this post... So, please do tell about these frat boys... Go ahead, I'll be here patiently waiting.