So on July 2nd I went tubing for the first time. Now I’ve been tubing down a river. Which is very peaceful. I enjoyed that tubing. I’ve also been snow tubing also fun. Can be a bit scary depending on what is at the end of said hill. But still fun.
Now I’m not to keen on getting on things that don’t have brakes! Or a stop button. As there’s times when your wishing you hadn’t inserted that quarter into the ride.
But since J had went tubing a few days back (ans hubby had done his share of tubing years ago) I was the only one left having not been on a tube. Being pulled behind a water mobile. In this case the tube is pulled behind a jet ski.
So friends of ours invited us out to the lake to swim. Ride the jet ski and go tubing. Figured why not you only live once. Just last year I rode a jet ski for the first time.
Thought since that went so well. Bring on the tube. Now at the time I wasn’t quite sure the goal or reason behind tubing. Was it to be like a faster way of tubing down a river but on a lake. Add a little more thrill to said tubing.
Now I’ve seen tubes get flung up in the air sending it’s riders bouncing across the water like a stone being tossed to see how many skips one can get.
So in the back of my mind that was rolling around.
But I climbed onto the tube. My hubby was driving the jet ski. And our friends daughter waa riding on the tube with me. So I didn’t have to go alone. Which was great. No one likes doing something new alone. You want the company so you can be terrified together.
We get going I thought well this isn’t so bad. Then the water smacks you in the face. Not to thrilled with that. Having contacts in they tried to come out which would have left me visually impaired.
More water splashes up. The wind is whipping around you. Your tossed up and down. Side to side. Your holding on for dear life. I bounced off only my arms were holding on a one point. I managed to bounce and move my way back up on the tube. Just in time for hubby to turn the opposite way. Tipping us sideways. The gal riding with fell off. Which stopped the ride.
I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. I was to terrified to let go. But yet it was fun all at the same time. We make it back up to shore. I breath a sigh of relief land ha!
Once the adrenaline wore off I was like that wasn’t to bad. Which led to me going out again. This time with my friend on the tube with me and her husband driving the jet ski.
Now my hubby he is a pro at pulling tubes and sending people sailing. He made the next time I got on the tube seem like nothing. Now I’m happy no proud to say i never fell off. I held tight to said tube.
I was never flung across the lake like a stone.
Now with that said. I’m sure I’ll likely never get on that tube again. I survived and that’s enough for me. I can mark it off of things I’ve never done. The next morning after tubing I felt like I was hit by a Mac truck. I’m to old for that.
However I don’t mind pulling the tube. Im nice though. I don’t fling the riders off. Though i know I know the goal is to send your riders across the water off the tube. See how many skips you can get ha! Ok maybe not quite that exactly.
And the goal of the ones riding or least for me is to hold on and don’t fall off.
But what I do know is it was an adventure. And I enjoyed it I loved getting to share that moment with my hubby.
And watching J play with his friends. J loves going to the lake. It was a great day.