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There is only a slight chance of rain this weekend so that should be a good time to go tubing. This week’s pick is Comal Tubes on the gorgeous Comal River in New Braunfels. The river is spring-fed and is always at around 70 degrees so plan accordingly. Remember the can ban is in effect. Have fun.

So, it looks like the temps will be under 95 throughout the weekend so at least it will be possible to do something fun outside that does not involve the water. If you have kids and want to teach them a little about nature, you could go to the LBJ State Park on Sunday morning to plant wildflower seeds. Next spring you can take them back to the park to look at the flowers they planted. Have fun.

Saturday organizers in San Marcos will be throwing their annual Mermaid Festival. It starts out with a parade, and then the festivities move over to the Main Park Plaza where there will be music, singing, dancing, food, drinks, art, vendors and a few more things to do. Later in the afternoon you can go take a dip in the river to cool off. Have fun.

This week’s swimming hole tip is the gorgeous Devil’s Waterhole at Inks Lake State Park. It is a constant level lake so it always is a good time to head out there for a swim. Get there early to avoid the crowds. Have fun.

This week’s pick for a tubing outfitter is Texas State Tubes on the San Marcos River. Flows are up for this time of year so the conditions are really good for a tubing trip. Go early to beat the crowds because lots of folks are avoiding the Guadalupe and its low flows these days.

And now for something completely different. If you want to surprise the kids with an activity out of the ordinary, consider heading over to the South Llano River State Park on Saturday night. That is when park rangers will be hosting a frog fiesta. They will tell you everything you want to know about the amphibians and you will be able to interact with them.

Two for One. You can get outside and have a blast without suffering heat stroke if you go to the gorgeous Guadalupe River State Park Saturday morning. There will be a guided hike over at the always inviting Honey Creek, and then you can go for a swim in the refreshing river.  Be sure to make a reservation beforehand to save a place for you to use. Have fun.

The San Marcos is flowing at higher than normal levels for this time of year. That and the temperatures are going to be in the high 90s or low 100s so this still is a good time to go tubing. This week’s tip is Don’s Fish Camp in Martindale. Get there before noon or it will be crowded. Just sayin.

It still is plenty hot enough to go swimming so if you are looking for a place to go, consider heading over to Barton Springs. It is one of the best in the Hill Country. Go and you will be glad you did.

If you want to get outside but do not want to melt, consider heading over to Blanco State Park Saturday morning. They will have free kayak lessons and afterwards you can go for a swim. Have fun at the park and remember it always is a good idea to reserve a spot before heading out.

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