5:30 a.m., Feb. 22
Schlitterbahn’s Water Park in New Braunfels, Texas
Swooshing through the dark tube on a ribbon of water, we slam from side to side along the snakelike trajectory hurtling ever faster as we careen downward. The inflatable tube cushions our side to side lurches; the tunnel darkness keeps us disoriented and ignorant of the next turn. Through the dragon’s mouth we plunge and then - daylight. Whew! What a ride!
August 15, 2010