Tubing is officially allowed in Texas. Here’s what the first weekend looked like on the Guadalupe.


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3:10 pm CDT, Monday, May 11, 2020

Photo: Rockin’ R River Rides

Rockin’ R River Rides, a popular tube and kayak outfitter, shared video with mySA of the first weekend on the Guadalupe since officials allowed the reopening of rivers, lakes, beaches and parks in Texas.

Rockin’ R River Rides, a popular tube and kayak outfitter, shared…

River recreation is officially allowed under the state’s plan to reopen Texas, and and some tubers wasted no time.

Rockin’ R River Rides, a popular tube and kayak outfitter, shared a video with mySA of the first weekend on the Guadalupe since officials allowed the reopening of rivers, lakes, beaches and parks in Texas.

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The outfitter, along with many others, informed their customers in the days leading up to May 8 — the first day they were allowed to operate — that they would be open for business and would adhere to the governor’s “checklist” for reopening, which includes minimum standard health protocols to ensure guests can enjoy the outdoors, but still be safe.

Rockin’ R shared video that was shot Saturday on the downriver trip near Gruene. The clip shows groups of tubers spaced out from each other and enjoying a serene float. The company said Saturday was a “great day to be on the river.” Sunday wasn’t “super” busy, but there were a good amount of families celebrating the holiday together. Rockin’ R said Mother’s Day typically isn’t the busiest day.

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional start to the tubing season. Many tubers have left comments on the Rockin’ R Facebook page saying they will be making trips soon.

Madalyn Mendoza covers news and puro pop culture for MySA.com | mmendoza@mysa.com | @maddyskye