I went with my family yesterday to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, Texas. Around noon I was swimming around in the wave pool, when all of a sudden I was hit by a fierce wind, and water starting spraying me hard. I heard the lifeguard whistles blowing, and people screaming, and innertubes started flying from over head down into the pool. It seemed as if the staff sitting on the wall high above were tossing innertubes down at us. The wind and waterspray intensified, almost knocking me over, and I thought, "This is freakin' cool! They have some kind of neat-o hurricane effect here!" Then the innertubes were flying around me and hitting me in the face. I thought, "Gee, as fun as this is, it might be dangerous for the little kids in the pool." The next thing I saw were nearby innertubes floating on the water suddenly being lifted up and launched 10 and 20 feet in the air. It was really cool, and I wondered how the heck they created such an effect. When it was over, I ran to find my mom and sister, who had been to the waterpark before, to ask them how often they did the "hurricane effect". (I wanted to be there when they did it again!) They had seen everything, and it turns out, this was nothing the park staff had done. A whirlwind had come through and made a little waterspout over the wave pool. They saw it moving across sucking up the water and innertubes (but luckily, no toddlers!) as it went. What a trip! Best "ride" in the park, courtesy of Mother Nature!