Friday, July 29, 2011

River Trip 2011

Since 2003, we have gone to the Guadalupe River. The first few years we went, we camped out as poor college students, then moved to a more sophisticated camping area, then to our first river house... and now, a multi million dollar house. Wonder where we get to stay next year?! Carlos has planned our last two trips, which explains why we stay at really nice places, but its his excuse to get everyone together and plan a darn good party (always around his birthday!). We are always down for a good party!

Friday afternoon Justin, Carlos & I hit the road after picking up all the groceries and packing the toys and games. After a fairly quick drive we got there, met the owners at the house with Lance & Kaleigh, unpacked and waited for everyone to arrive. We played some yard games and enjoyed getting back together with some of our favorite people. Carlos had dinner catered by Coopers BBQ. After everyone arrived & dinner, we headed out to Gruene Hall for Roger Creager's sold out Birthday Show! AWESOME show.

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After the show was over, the Johnsons (Cody & Kristin) graciously picked us up and drove us down the road back to our house. We were happy to get to see them since they were in a wedding all weekend and couldn't actually float with us. We stayed up late swimming & playing drinking games...just like we were still in college. We eventually all made it back to beds and crashed.
The next morning, the boys made breakfast outside and we continued the party. Breakfast tacos, mimosas & bloody's, swimming and washers. Then Pinky's arrived to pick us up to float.
Well planned: we got dropped off up river and floated until we came back to our house. Success! It worked out perfect. Some of the boys decided to camp out by the river and watch the others float by, while the girls decided to come back and lay out in the pool.
For dinner, the boys grilled burgers. We hung out in the pool until way past dark...and called it bedtime way to late!


Sunday morning we cleaned up, packed up the car and headed to the Gristmill for lunch before everyone drove back home (Lubbock, Dallas, San Antonio & Houston). Another awesome River Trip with incredible, lifelong friends. Can't wait until next year. Happy Birthday Los!

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Just for fun...here are some pictures from River Trip 2 years ago! Right after Ashlee & Parker and Kaleigh & Lance started dating, and when Kristin & Cody spent the whole weekend with us!
(thanks Krsitin for the pics)