Wednesday, August 13, 2008

River Trip

As many Texans know, the Guadalupe River is a great place to go in order to escape the Texas heat by floating down the river, drinking a cold beverage. Last year, it often flooded and I was not able to make it to the river...I didn't want that to happen this year. So, we went on a family river trip!! We packed up and took off early Friday morning with the trailer in tow, and MANY beverages on ice! I made a special treat...let's call it 'M's Fruit Cocktail' which is fresh pineapple, apples, strawberries and peaches sliced and soaked in VODKA!



Friday we hung out in the river near our campsite, and decided we would float down the river Saturday. We chose to do a 7 hour trip, which is a long time to be in the sun drinking!! But, when you don't even have to move to go to the bathroom, why not enjoy it?

We always bring a grapefruit bag along to throw our cans in so we don't litter. About halfway through the trip we stopped to empty the trash into recycling bins. By this time, we had quite a few empty beer cans. My mom, being the neat freak she is, went to the shore and had Zach and Joe throw her the empty cans. As I mentioned, we did all drink seeing as nobody had to drive or (this is more important to me)get up to pee. Since the cans were empty it was difficult for the guys to throw them to the shore. In order to add some weight to the cans, they filled them with a little water. GREAT IDEA, right?!?!?! Well, Joe threw a beautiful toss that had nice heigt and would be easy to catch. Mom had her hands above her head and it looked like it would be a great catch. But, the can slipped right between her fingers and smacked her in the nose. Joe quickly apologized but we thought it was just a small accident and mom shook it off. This is the result:




We did have a great weekend and mom had an awesome story to tell at work!

Joe flexing his awesome muscles!



Joe and Zach

22 comments:

Krystyn said...

What a fab new design!

And why didn't we get to hear the story about making out?

Anonymous said...

Your mother should not stay married to a man who beats her.

Carol said...

Sounds like a grand adventure.

Krystyn has done a beautiful job on your blog.

C and C Mommy said...

Welcome to the blogging world. Your trip sounds fun!! We live on the Guadalupe River, but on a part that you ski on. Have a great school year!!

Chelle said...

I love your blog! Your poor mom's nose!
And your fruit salad looks so yummy!

amanda said...

thank goodness your sister sent me over...the fruit salad looks amazing!!

thanks for sharing :)

Rachel said...

HAHAHAHA - your poor mom!! but yes - a funny story!!

oh - and you DONT need a kid to have a blog... use me as a prime example!!! :)

(and my sister is the one who got me into the addicting blogging world too!)

(and we are both SO in love with being Aunts!! :) )

Amy said...

Ahh, the good old days on the Guadulupe!
Came over from Krystyn to meet the awesome aunt who hands out fudgesicles.

Peter Dyrholm said...

yeah... not being Texan I can't say I know much about escaping the heat and floating down the river. But with the right amount of cold beverages it sounds like a pretty good idea :-)

Sorry to hear about you beer can catching incident... Looks like a hard hit...

Cecily R said...

Well, look at that! You DID join the PSF cult with us! That's awesome!!

Great story! I'm sure your mom is THRILLED about having her nose on both your blogs!! :)

That said, holy COW she looks young!!!

Cecily R said...

And ummmm...is anonymous serious? REally?

GoteeMan said...

Aw, man... hate that mom got a smack to the nose, and with a trash can no less!

;-(

J/

Midwest Mommy said...

Poor mom! Sounds like a great time.

Allison R said...

OH the memories. I love floating the Guadalupe. I grew up in Bulverde, so I can't imagine life without the river.

Rhea said...

I love the Guadalupe River! We had a family reunion at a resort along the river a few weeks ago, and I loved swimming in the cold river water.

Looks like you guys had a great time, and your poor mother! Hit by a beer can. That's just not right. lol

The White House said...

I love floating the river- next time I will have to bring your yummy fruit salad.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Ouch!

Stephanie said...

I just love your mom..shes such a good sport! I'm sure she just loves you 2 posted all about it! ;)
Man, I need to make a trip to the river..its been years!!

Wendi said...

Welcome to Blogville!
You had an awesome blog designer.
That bowl of fruit salad makes me want to belt out that Wiggles song.
Dumb Wiggles.
Your poor Mom...ouch!

Elaine A. said...

Ok, so you just started this and you already have 19 comments?? Wow, amazing! (and so NOT fair!)
HA!

I am from Austin so the Guadalupe is an OLD friend. Too bad I haven't been in a while. Maybe next year...

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Um... did your Mom have you all at like the age of 3 or something????

Robin said...

We're glad your in the blogging world...even with no kids! Lovin it so far I hope!