GuppyMax Swim that wasn't, Hippie Hollow that was

On the drive through the traffic on Loop 360 and 2222 it started to rain, and did it rain. Up near the end of 2222 near the Target exit there was a crash, but we still got to the Oasis parking lot for 5:48pm for the 6:15pm meet. It wasn't at all clear to me where the back of the parking lot was so we pulled in and waited, and waited. Tune came and sat in my car, we talked, and waited.

By 6.35pm it had mostly stopped raining but it was pretty obvious no one else was going to show. We drove down to Hippe Hollow in my car, were warned at the gate it was "clothing optional" but who'd have thought there would be anyone there at all after that storm. Turns out there was.

We went to the bathrooms and changed into our swim costumes. On the way down to the water it was pretty obvious that there were too "larger" nked guys, also as it happens there were two "punks" one a girl with a huge pink mohair, the other a skinny guy, she was disrobing, he was taking pictures. I checked with Tune she was ok with all this, we walked down a bit and got in. The water was surprisingly warm, I thought. we agreed the swim route. I swam alongside Tune while she did her first genuinely open water swim, about 3/5 of a mile plus another 200m or so out to the bouys and back. I did another loop to the bouys at "race pace".

By the time we got out, the two guys had been joined by a nked woman of similar build. Keep Austin Weird.
oh darn!
Susan sent out a note at 5:00 that GM was canceled. From my vantage point at work at I-35/Parmer, it looked pretty ominous for sure. I really wanted to go since I thought it'd be a good time to give you my $$ for my half of the Couples fee. Yeah, you just have to ignore what goes on out there I'm told (since I've STILL never been there myself!). Glad you got to swim anyway!
Re: oh darn!
Yeah, I'd left the office to go get Tune about 2-mins before Susan sent the email out. Having treked over there and it stopped, as Tune had never done any kind of open water, we went ahead and did it.

I won't be around next Monday otherwise would go again. I actually thought it would be a better place to swim not withstanding the nudies. On a real hot day I can see there might be a lot of people to swim around...
Oh yeah, I got that email from Ms. Farago about Hippie Hollow. Yeah, confidence about being out there with other swimmers let alone "nudies" greatly diminished. Glad you two had no qualms and got a good workout :)