I said I was going to talk The Mister out of going yesterday but I ended up going with him. It was cold but it was sunny and I needed to get out of the house.
We bundled up the dogs and headed down to the water to see the local crazies take the plunge. The Mister has done it many times but came to his senses a few years ago. Now he just wants to watch and critique the action from the boardwalk. It didn't look too promising. The bay had a coat of ice.
So did the koi pond.
It didn't matter. The crowd was as big as ever. We had to walk way down the boardwalk just to get a view of the swimmers.
Brrr.......it was 22 degrees with a stiff breeze. The water temperature was a balmy 39. At exactly 1:00 they all ran out to take a swim. You would have thought it was the middle of June. Some people stayed in the water a very long time.
Before we left we went by the pier to see how things went at the first annual New Year's Eve bash last night. Now it all makes sense. A big tent made it possible in this weather. I bet it was fun.
The fresh air made me feel so much better that I decided to make some New Year's Hoppin' John after all. I had a small bowl and crossed my fingers. So far, so good.
Craziness! Some friends of ours took part in a polar plunge at Lake Coeur d’Alene today. It was 16F. Just plain crazy! I hope you continue to improve and your New Years food did as it should and stayed down. Happy New Years Debra!ReplyDelete
Yay! Glad you were well enough to feel like getting out! It is a balmy 9 here this morning!ReplyDelete
I have never understood the need for this but it is fun to watch! It did you good to get out! Glad you are starting to feel better!ReplyDelete
Several of the polar bear dips in surrounding towns got cancelled this year - temps are 0 degrees F here, and the water is that much colder. Not to mention the ice. But our city still held one... apparently only six people took the plunge (its usually around 30 or 40).ReplyDelete
A walk by the water sounds like a wonderful way to begin the New Year! The sunshine was wonderful here yesterday as well. Hope you both continue to feel better!ReplyDelete
Oh I did NOT do the plunge. I was thinking about it for a while in december. I decided, NURSE WISE, that it wouldnt' be the best idea for me. Hahahha. Im glad you got photos for us. My New Years was a blur of fighting with chart C of the lace chart. Hope that's not a preview of days to comeReplyDelete
Brrrr! I can't imagine doing anything like that.ReplyDelete
I'm glad that you felt up to getting out and even making (and eating) some Hoppin' John.
Glad you are feeling better and got to see some of the arctic swim fun.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you guys are feeling well enough to get out for a wander. The polar plunge is wild! I can't imagine, lingering in that water! Wishing you a happy new year and happy tummy times.ReplyDelete
I cannot imagine going into that water. I think I would have a heart attack!!!ReplyDelete
Glad you felt well enough to go watch.
So glad you're feeling better and felt good enough to watch the plunge. A friend of mine in WI did this a few years ago and then they made angels in the snow! She survived, too!ReplyDelete