Ah, summer in Texas. Rangers’ baseball, 100+ heat, (and this year), Dallas Mavericks playoff basketball, and tubing the rivers of the Hill Country.

I can only hope that this post doesn’t find you residing in a scenario where you have yet to take part in one of the most holy, quintessentially Texan of all traditions. Tubing the Guadalupe, or Comal for that matter, is an experience that few other states can offer.

Simply put: If you haven’t yet. It’s about time to get to it. Below are some resources available to help you in your quest for the spirit of Texas summers…

Gruene Texas - It’s kind of crazy how one small town can have just about everything you need for a fun day of tubing. River outfitters, great restaurants and, in case you haven’t made the connection yet: The legendary Gruene Hall. Texas’ grandest and oldest dance hall. If tunes are blaring from the open widows that line the walls of this hollowed palace, than it’s time to get on in and grab a cold one.

Also, check out the Comal River for tubing good-times…

OK, that’s enough to at least get you started. Believe us, it’s almost a deal where you will have a hard time convincing other Texan’s that you’re a real Texan if you can’t say you’ve tubed the river. It’s kind of like saying you haven’t seen Willie Nelson live in-concert, or paid your respects at the Alamo…wait, you have done those things, right??



3 Responses to “Tubing is SO Texas!”
  1. Caitlin says:

    OMG I LOVE tubing! Floating the Comal is my favorite. Can’t wait to go back again next weekend! Rockin R is the best, too.

  2. davis says:

    Tubing is Texas, Louisiana, Vermont, and anywhere there are rivers. I’m glad Texas is catching on too.

  3. Kelly Dearmore says:

    Fai enough, Davis, but I’ll politely disagree with you. Tubing on the Guadalupe is a different experience than in many other locales. There’s a big difference between simply floating down a random river and truly experiencing the rivers of central Texas with a group of friends. I don’t think other states have quite caught on yet…

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