Sunday, March 02, 2008

Polar Bear Plunge 2008

I went to Lake Calhoun on Saturday to check out the second annual Polar Bear Plunge. It's an ongoing benefit spanning several lakes to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota...

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Minneapolis Mayor, R.T. Rybak (left), gets ready to take the plunge...

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And they're off...

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The plungers were made up of teams. This group was dressed like SNL characters. Very nice...

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The Roller Girls were there too...

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Can you say style points...

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I think this girl was actually smiling...

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Don't forget the Jameson (right)...

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Brrr...

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So cold...

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Batman seems confident about a first place plunge...

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Dressed for success (middle)...

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Are you cold yet? How about now...

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The water was 4 feet deep so there was always a helping hand waiting to pull people out...

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Brrr. That's all I have to say. Brrrrrrrr...

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Click here to see the rest of my photos from the plunge.

9 comments:

Chris said...

Yikes!

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Oh my gosh...I shoulda been there to see it! My first thought is, idiots! But, to each his own, and I hope they brought dry clothes and a heated blanket. Love your blog, I read it daily and it inspires me to do mine :)

Missy said...

Oh I was working at Rustica then! BRRR! Nice shots!

Anonymous said...

Brrr. Looks like fun though. But a kid jumping in.. that's alittle much. I'm not sure how I feel about that one. (in one of your photos was a kid)

Dusty Lens said...

I like winter...but they're all nuts. There isn't enough voka in the world to get me to take the plunge.

Alexis said...

These are great. Jameson Guy rules.

slinger said...

That's fantastic! This is also one thing I have on my 'list of things to do'

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