There are few choices that one can reasonably make when temperatures reach 106 degrees: Netflix marathon with blasting AC, or water activity. As I generally don’t need an oven temperatures excuse to have a Netflix marathon, I opted for floating down the Colorado River in a tube with a best friend and a cooler full of beers.
It was about as ideal as a Saturday afternoon can be. It is a new area for river floating, so for a majority of our excursion, we were the only ones. We basked in the surprisingly clean, cool waters and the sounds of nature interrupted only by the giggles from our ridiculous shenanigans. Perfection.
Until I spotted a snake in the water.
A SNAKE IN THE WATER!
While my friend tried to reassure me that it’s more afraid of you… all I could think about was that one time I accidentally google searched snakes in Texas waters back when I first moved here.
Except even with these worst case scenarios flashing through my imagination, I only moderately freaked out. In fact, I was pretty impressed with how calm I was about seeing a SNAKE IN THE WATER!
Though just to be SURE it was more afraid of me than I was of it should our paths cross again, I took Teddy Roosevelt’s advice.
In other news, I have crossed a few more things off of my No Bummer Summer list. Not pictured is my accidental impression of a lobster because you can still get sunburned on your back while tubing. EVEN WHEN WEARING SUNSCREEN!