Polar Plunge

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[For the Special Olympics at Arrowwood on beautiful Lake Darling this afternoon.  It was an absolutely balmy 19 degrees ABOVE zero today . . . OK, the wind was uncomfortably strong, so we didn’t stay out for long.]

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[The walk down to the lake.  As you may recall from your readings . . . mostly from Facebook snowbird friends . . . the month of February was mostly below zero.]

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[Looking back at Arrowwood.  Why yes, it is a pretty day.]

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[A hockey rink on the lake . . . but no signs of any plungers.  I was duped!  I was told they’d be plunging at 11:00 – but that was just a time for arriving, schmoozing, eating, and beveraging  No one was going in the water until 1:00!]

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[So inside we went (well, the Super was already there – she knew what was up!).  Here the Super poses the Barrett Fire Department plunging as a team.]

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[Our old buddy, Professor Miltich, was there to provide entertainment, so my time concerns were assuaged.  A bloody mary also was good at assuagement!]

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[Get ready to saddle up people!]

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[The Anthony Miltich Fan Club . . .]

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[In the midst of serious negotiations regarding the fee the perform at a three-year old’s birthday?]

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[Hey Daddy, how much is a million dollars?]

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[This is our group . . . ]

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[As they were in relation to Professor Miltich.]

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[We sponsored them – the League of Super Heroes, a/k/a, ASK (Acts of Sincere Kindness group).]

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[Then we had to leave the Professor to catch the action on the ice.]

So, here’s the video.  You can hear the wind.  It was tough for us to walk out there without snow on the ice to provide some traction.  Plus, I was shooting blind over the top of the crowd.  Under these circumstance, unfortunately, the video of the ASK group didn’t come out (cold hands, bad blind aim):

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[I hereby pledge that I, personally, will NOT plunge again next year!]

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[And here’s the Echo Press photo, already up on Facebook.]

Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.  ~  Kin Hubbard

Up next:  OK, this time the basketball sections (I think).


[Live long and prosper.]

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2 Responses to Polar Plunge

  1. Gretchen says:

    Great pictures! Looks like a beautiful day except for the wind. You could see how strong the wind was blowing my watching the fur flutter in the hats that that observers were wearing. Brrrrr!

  2. jamig4 says:

    Jimi Hendrix is my favorite Super Hero.

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