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If Medina Lake seems low again, it’s because a lot of it went up my nose

We are back at Home Base San Antonio for a few weeks, reconnecting with family and friends, and generally just gettin’ things done: medical appointments, vehicle inspections, registration renewals, returning our sophomore to UT-Austin. That kind of thing.

But today felt like vacation! Although Tim would disagree, I believe that better than having a boat is having friends who have boats, and we were treated to an afternoon on the lake by our friends Jay & Kris, who we met last year, thanks to this RV lifestyle.

Medina Lake today: it's 100% full. This is significant. Last time we were here, only 16 months ago? 3-5% full.

Medina Lake today: It’s 100% full.
This is significant. Last time we were here, only 16 months ago? 3-5% full.

See? This is a photo I took of the "lake" in April of 2015, when it was down to just a few puddles after 4 years of drought conditions. That "road" over there on the left is in fact someone's boat ramp.

See? Not kidding.
This is a photo I took of the “lake” in April of 2015, when it was down to just a few puddles after 4 years of drought conditions. That “road” over there on the left is in fact someone’s boat ramp.

Today's mission: water skiing! Jay & Kris are experts, with decades of experience to share. They've taught many, many people how to ski over the years, and today they taught Dane!

Today’s mission: water skiing!
Jay & Kris are experts, with decades of experience to share. They’ve taught many, many people how to ski over the years, and today they taught our kid!

Kris at the wheel

Kris at the wheel

Tim's up! It's been 3-4 years since last time, but before that it had been a decade or three...

Tim’s up!
It’s been 3-4 years since last time, but before that it had been a decade or three…

Jay showing Dane a few tips before his first time on the skis. Fun fact: Dane is 19. Last time I went water skiing was the summer I was 19.

Jay showing Dane a few tips before his first time on the skis.
Fun fact: Dane is 19. Last time I went water skiing was the summer I was 19. Please don’t do the math.

After showing Dane how to do it, Jay showed us how it's done.

After showing Dane how to do it, Jay showed us how it’s done.

And yes, after much waffling and psyching myself up and deciding that what I really needed on this day was for my child to see me get over myself, I took a deep breath, got in the water, and muscled on those skis.

After inhaling a fair amount of lake on my first try (see title above), I got up on the second attempt, after a 28-year hiatus, y’all.

Oops. Guess I did the math.

In my mind, I was the Go-Go's, and I. was. fabulous.

In my mind, I was the Go-Go’s, and I. was. fabulous.

We couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend this last day here with our Longhorn. Tomorrow we move him back into his school-year home!

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