Days 3 and 4
Trip Start Aug 02, 2007
2Trip End Aug 05, 2007
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Saturday morning began with organized chaos, which is to be expected with 11 people under one very small roof. After leaving in what seemed like 15 different vehicles, we were on our way-or so we thought. Actually, 3 stops later, 2 at Target because Ryan remembered you need bread to make sandwiches, the caravan was off.
Bruce decided to show us the scenic route, but after a few missed turns we arrived at the rafting destination. We bought the combo package to raft The Guad (as Bruce and Amber like it to be called) and tube the Comal river.
We suited up with lifejackets, and luckily Little Brucey's was a little snug so the wool was finally unveiled. To get an idea of what we were exposed to watch the first 30 seconds of this. Amber's nerves got the best of her and we were all scolded for not listening to the tour guide during the safety lecture. After splitting up in 2 groups, we headed into the open water. I picked Reagan for our raft because I knew there was a better chance of seeing something funny since she usually gets tore up on the river. We had a blast, and literally squealed with excitement during the raging rapids. Both rafts made it through safely and thankfully there were no mishaps.
Our next adventure started off with a bang....almost literally when Ryan came dangerously close to killing one the Rockin R employees after missing our first bus. Fortunately everything worked out, and thanks to Ryan, our hero, we soon boarded a super sweaty, super stinky, and super germy van which took us straight to the Comal. We probably won't rent from them again.
We then floated with 3 million of our closest friends on this lazy journey - and this year Lauren was not allowed to hold sunglasses so nothing was lost for the first time ever. After fighting the angry, sweaty, drunk mob we got separated on two different shuttles back to the cars. Stretch, the driver of our shuttle, got a little upset with Bruce for trying to load onto the van while it was still moving. I felt like we were in a refugee camp trying to catch a ride out to somewhere safer.
Colby and Lauren headed back to Austin and Lucas, Reagan, Robin, and Jeff went to Rudy's Bar-B-Q for dinner. Bruce, Amber, Ryan, and I went back to San Antonio to eat at Texas Land and Cattle. Later, back at the dormitory, Jeff beat Ryan in ping pong and we watched and booed Barry Bonds as he tied the record.
By Sunday morning I'm sure everyone was anxious to sleep in their own beds, especially Robin and Jeff who took one for the team and shared a very small twin bed for the weekend. By 10:15 our house was empty, but our hearts were full - I could not have imagined a better weekend spent laughing, sharing, and making memories with our family and friends. I was sad to see everyone leave, and we are anxious to see them again soon.
This trip report was obviously contributed by Randi and not Ryan.