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What San Marcos River Tubers Are Drinking

Most parts of the country consider summer to be wrapping up by late August

So when the temperatures rise, Texans pack up their coolers, slather on sunscreen, sink into tubes and

With several rivers to choose from, Texas tubing involves some strategy

Most businesses will even shuttle visitors from the parking lots to the rivers

Depending on the route one takes, however, the river may offer more of an adventure on the

But the Comal River’s Can Ban also prohibits single-use containers from the river and limits cooler

The San Marcos River, by contrast, is calmer, and unlike the Comal, any drink (besides those in

So we headed to Texas State Tubes, set on the banks of the flowing San Marcos River,

We got all different kinds of Truly seltzers, Mad Dog, a bottle of Jack and Stella Rosa

Is there anything you wish you could’ve brought? Jennae: More alcohol

Nobody thought about the noon rule for buying on Sundays, so we were scrounging for what we

[Editor’s note: In Texas , beer and wine can’t be sold until 10 a

So she told me I needed a cup that would camouflage everything but still be cute, so

What’s your favorite music to listen to while tubing—who’s in charge of that? Jennae:

Jennae: But more than likely we’re going to be listening to Megan Thee Stallion

If you could turn the perfect summer day into a drink, what would it be? Nick: Tequila!

He actually just got into our grad program here at Texas State

OK, I see Bud Light, peach Twisted Tea, Blue Moon Mango Wheat— Orlando: Don’t forget to

Oh wow, you drove all the way here to tube? Orlando: Yup!

What do you like best about tubing? Orlando: Being outside

Can we ask what you’re drinking out on the water today? Mia: I’m drinking water

What’s your favorite music to listen to while tubing? Danielle: Whatever someone plays for me

If you could turn the perfect summer day into a drink, what would it be? Mia: Shirley

What did you guys bring to the river today? Katie: Cut-up fruit, lemon Truly seltzers, Waterloo sparkling

What do you like best about tubing? Katie: Being with pals! Robin: Being outside, but not being

If you could turn the perfect summer day into a drink, what would it be? Katie: Spiked

Robin: Those Gin & Tonic slushies from Loro! Everyone: Ooooh, yeah!

Hey guys, what's in your cooler today? Elvis: We have a lot of, uh… carrots

Are you in town visiting your friends? David and Jesse: Yeah!

There are these mini sake bottles I love, with all different characters on them, but they’re

] Aren’t they cute?? I am definitely their target audience!

Is that wine in the thermos? Nikki: Yes, that’s my red wine

I don’t know if I’d think to bring stout or red wine onto the water!

When was the last time you went tubing? Madison: Last year

Caitlin: Yeah, this is the first time this summer that we’ve gone

Madison: Since it’s a two-and-a-half-hour drive, we really only come once a summer

What kind of music do you like to listen to on the river? John: Daryl Hall and

Caitlin: I would say a Strawberry Acaí Refresher from Starbucks—but spiked!

Hey guys, looks like you rented a cooler today! Mind if we take a peek in it?

Do you like the Blue Razz specifically? Spencer: I like the Blue Razz and I also like

Do you drink these normally or just for tubing? Spencer: This is all I drink! James: It

What flavor is Mighty Swell’s Tiger’s Blood supposed to be, anyway? James: It’s like

They’re awesome— nice and refreshing! And don’t forget our essential snacks: Grandma’s peanut butter

What’s this beer that you’re holding? James: It’s just a Michelob Infusions with lime

I like Houndmouth—they’re pretty good, so I put some of their stuff on there

If you could turn the perfect summer day into a drink, what would it be? Kaleb: I

With all the electrolytes, you won’t be hungover the next day, so that makes it so