Float on

Mother-daugh­ter visit to Sch­lit­ter­bahn New Braun­fels was per­fect way to soak in some sum­mer sun, fun

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SUNDAY LIFE - BY CARLA HIN­TON Staff Writer chin­ton@oklahoman.com

NEW BRAUN­FELS — What bet­ter way to while away a blaz­ing hot day than hop­ping on an in­ner tube to float down a river lined with trees and the pic­turesque scenery of Texas Hill Coun­try?

At Sch­lit­ter­bahn New Braun­fels, that sce­nario is just one of the many choices avail­able to guests seek­ing re­lax­ation and fun on a sunny day.

My 20-some­thing daugh­ter and I spent two days at the wa­ter park when tem­per­a­tures climbed to 105. Need­less to say, we couldn’t wait to cool off in the wa­ter.

There are Sch­lit­ter­bahn parks on South Padre Is­land and in Galve­ston, Cor­pus Christi and other places, but the New Braun­fels park has the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the first one opened in 1966 by the late Bob and Bil­lye Henry, both Dun­can na­tives.

It has grown ex­po­nen­tially since those early days when the Hen­rys and their three chil­dren

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Guests float on the Co­mal River in the Sch­lit­ter­bahn West sec­tion of Sch­lit­ter­bahn Water­park and Re­sort in New Braun­fels.[PHOTO

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Blas­ten­hoff Beach, fea­tur­ing Blas­ten­hoff Tower, is seen in this picture of Sch­lit­ter­bahn Water­park and Re­sort in New Braun­fels, Texas.

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