by Nicholas Laughlin
Over all, I had a pretty great first week of classes. I am still trying to get used to my schedule, and I am nervous about what my classes are going to bring now that school is officially in session. I also can’t shake the fact that I live here now and it’s not some camp that I am going to.
Instead of going back to Fort Worth for the Labor Day weekend, I stayed in San Marcos to try to get acclimated to life here. Saturday was the big day … the first football game of the season! It was really exciting to get to go to my first college football game at Texas State! I am not going to sugarcoat the fact that it was hot and I mean HOT. I don’t think that I have ever sweated that much in my life. Besides that, tailgating was fun and the game was really exciting! To top it all off, we won by a lot, 65-0. That made sitting in the blazing sun for hours worth it (kind of). We decided to leave the game a little early to beat the masses to Gumby’s. If you have not been there, you should definitely go. It is the best pizza I have had in a long time, and I don’t think it was just because I was starving.
Sunday was my first day to float the river since I have moved here. We started at Sewell Park and ended at Rio Vista Park. The river was a little busy for me, but I now know of better places to go from doing some research and talking to a few avid floaters. I will share, don’t worry!
Monday was really an all-around great day! I slept in and then my friends and I headed to H-E-B to grab some things to picnic with and we headed to John Stokes Park on Cape Street. One side of the park has a huge open area to sit and cookout and the other side of the park has a rope swing and multiple places to sit by the river. It was so relaxing and the river felt so good! We hung out by the river all day eating, swimming and laying out. I would like to thank my peer mentor from my University Seminar class who told me about this spot. It’s probably my favorite place in San Marcos at the moment!
Week one down … here we go, WEEK TWO!