Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Polar Bear Plunge

New Years Day brought the new tradition (second year in a row now) of doing the polar bear plunge in the pool with all the kids.

With the water temperature in the low 40's, the plunge was especially chilly this year.

In fact, the water was so cold survival instincts start kicking in when you hit that water. All the dad's jumped in as well and dang that water was cold. This year the Minnick's joined in as well. Matt even jumped in twice, although the second time he received some encouragement.
Lizzie jumped in to her waist that was enough. A friend of my parents came over during the time that everyone was chanting for Robb to jump in and I could tell she was thinking, what kind sick ritual is this?
Next year we get the Mom's in as well, whether they want to or not! (ya right)


Heather said...

I want to do a polar bear plunge in Antarctica one day but there is just something about a pool in Fresno that just does not do it for me. I love the tradition though! It will always bring good memories! H

Jeremy said...

Oh come on! The view is practically the same. You see big white animals at the same place!