Thursday, May 28, 2009

Boating in Austin

As I said before, I spent this weekend with friends at Lake Travis near Austin, TX.  A great time was had by all.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get in all of the pictures that I wanted to, but I thought that I would share a few of my favorites from the time spent there.  (There are a lot of them - sorry about that :)

My wife and I flew in on Friday and after we landed I headed straight for the beer.  I think that if my wife had her choice, we would have headed straight for bed (to sleep – blah), but like I always say “daddy needed his medicine” (beer in large amounts).  Fortunately, the group I went with had gone out the night before and REALLY did some drinking so they were pretty subdued.  I’m not sure that I can keep up with them anymore if they are full throttle.

On Saturday we woke up late, had breakfast of Cajun style eggs and played a little poker.  We used sugar packets as the money and I got my ass beat.

We got the boat ready to head out on the lake during the early afternoon and mostly drove around.  I did have a chance to accidentally snap a picture of what I can only assume are “ladies of the night”.  They had pasties on which unfortunately in my haste to take the picture didn’t’ really turn out well.  Next time I suppose.

That night, we grilled burgers with potatoes and asparagus.  As you can see, grilling is serious business.  Also, some of the guys we were with didn’t want to use sunscreen.  So, they got a little red.  Here are our three arms.  Brett (medium hair), me (hairless chiwawa), and Craft (Robin Williams).

Sunday morning we were actually up pretty early and were able to get out on the lake to try our luck at tubing/skiing/jet skiing.  Sunday was by far the most eventful day even though we were dodging lightning and rain the entire morning.  Of course, that didn’t stop us from tubing!  (Sorry mom, probably against some advice you’ve given me over the years)

Here is me tubing.  I actually fell off shortly after this picture taken, landed on my head, and had my legs continue past and slap the water in front of me.  I was a human pinwheel!!

Finally, I don't know what trip would be complete with this group without shot gunning a few beers.  For those of you not aware of the term, shot gunning a beer consists of stabbing a hole in the side of the can, cracking it open so that it can get air, and sucking all of the beer out of the stabbed hole in the side.  Good times.  The BEST part is that when one of the groups was doing it we hit a huge wave and one of the guys fell off the boat!

So, if I had to sum up the weekend in one sentence, I’d have to say it would be “Boating whiplash is bad”…. Or, maybe “Peeing in the lake is awesome and super convenient”… Naw, I’m going to settle on “Drinking beer is like drinking a loaf of bread”.  Awesometown.


Ted said...

LOLLL.. chiwawa !!! You guys should have use the funnel when downing a beer. Grilling is, indeed, serious business - AMEN !!!

Danielle Thomas said...

LMAO @ the pasties! HAHAHAHA

Craft said...


I believe it is Chihuahua...that's what you get for calling me Robin Williams. ;)

Good times...agreed!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Looks like fun times for all!

Mel said...

Hi Adam,
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog....I checked out your photo's and see... yip the same Bling:) Thank you for saying you think it works for you as I am one of those people if it doesn't work "right away"...then it is shit:) BUT with your message I will TRUST you and continue trying it out,,,If you know any other solutions to ease the pain...please share!!!

Michelle said...

So what is the point of gunning a beer as opposed to just you know, drinking it the normal way??

Just curious?? Also, tubing sounds fun but I am scary cat!!!

OhMyLaughter said...

Shotgunning on Vacay = CLASSIC

BETHANY said...

Glad you had fun at the lake house! That lake house is one of my happy places! I LOVE IT!

And allow me to answer Michelle's question about shotgunning beer! the reason you shotgun v. regular drinking is bc the combined effect of gravity and the pressure change in the can when you pop the tab cause the beer to be forced into your mouth EXTRA fast!