Being from Texas, I have always known that everything is bigger in Texas. So, as we paddled further down stream, I saw this huge cypress on one side of the bank. It's knarly roots have spread, reaching out for water in dry years. Not this year though, as (Houston) Texas has had more rain than I can EVER remember. Almost 50 inches! And the hill country of Texas has had close to the same. So we knew it was going to be a good trip, for our planned water sports; as long as there weren't any tropical depressions or hurricanes coming our way. Fortunately there weren't and we were blessed with perfect weather.