Saturday, January 19, 2008

Polar Bear Plunge

It was around 33 degrees here today. There was a little snow on the ground and floating chunks of ice on the creek. We took along a thermos of hot herbal tea and our camera to watch people much braver (crazier) than us jump in to the water.


If you are ever invited to a polar bear party, go...

as a spectator.

Buttons couldn't understand why people were swimming outside. However, when asked if she would like to jump in she told us she couldn't because she didn't have her swimsuit. Whew, glad we didn't bring it along.

Hubby was talking with one of the "polar bears" and he confided this year was much warmer. Apparently after his dip last year he couldn't remember what state he lived in and wasn't able to even form words when he came back to land.

What fun to be a spectator.


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5 Comments:

At January 20, 2008 at 9:26 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

HOW FUN!

Is it immature of me to think of a particular Seinfeld episode (ahem, cold, shrinkage) when looking at your pics?

 
At January 21, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Blogger Katie J said...

That thought crossed my mind, but I was not looking in that direction. (So, I guess I'm immature with ya!)

 
At January 21, 2008 at 3:51 PM, OpenID Marsha said...

Is the person in the first photo from Wisconsin? I see a cheddar head...

 
At January 21, 2008 at 5:34 PM, Blogger Katie J said...

I'm unclear on the reasoning behind the cheese head hat. However, with people jumping in 30 degree water, many things seemed beyond reason.

 
At January 22, 2008 at 3:21 PM, Blogger thursday said...

Hahaha. That's scary. Luckily, we don't have much water or winter here. :)

 

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