A few weeks ago our family was lucky enough to rent an otherwise booked cabin with some friends on the river in New Braunfels Texas. My husband Paco has committed to helping our family explore new places in central Texas, so this area was naturally near the top of our list. We knew going into the weekend that it was going to down pour most of the time, but luckily by Saturday afternoon we were able to take a little dip. It was a more beautiful spot on the river than we had anticipated, and the tall cyprus trees were awe-inspiring. Already early September, most of the tubers were done so we had the river to ourselves. Nothing like some time on the river to soothe the soul.