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2014 Polar Plunge

We celebrated the New Year by taking our annual dip in Lake Minnetonka, this year the air temp was -7º. I of course, do not partake in the actual jump, that my friends, is for crazy people. I did however wait an hour and fifteen minutes in sub zero temps for my buddies to jump, and that is maybe even crazier – don’t know if I’ve ever been that cold in all my life.

This has become an annual tradition for us going on 8 years, some of the faces change, but all in all, the group is made up of most of the same solid jumping dudes. My folks host the best New Year’s Day after-jump party, full to the brim with good snacks, warm food, and lots of bloody Mary’s and champagne. It’s the best tradition!

What about you, do you have a New Year’s Day tradish? I’d love to hear ’em. Hope you guys all had a safe and happy New Year’s, so excited for 2014!

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4 comments… add one
  • Sabrina January 2, 2014

    Oh man, I can’t even handle Polar Bear Plunges. I know I should be able to do it because I’m a Minnesotan, but it just seems like the worst thing ever.
    And this year with all this cold… no way!
    But the after party sounds super fun!
    Happy New Year!

    • Scoops January 3, 2014

      I agree! It seems miserable. I did however agree to join my husband on his 10th jump (in 2 years). I’ll have to figure out a way to get out of that one… Happy New Year to you too!

  • Jesselyn January 9, 2014

    I didn’t know this was a thing or I would have TOTALLY done it. I know. I am nuts. I moved from Dallas (I know. I am nuts) over the summer and so I have been trying to do ALL the things because my hubby and I are giving Minneapolis a year. If the summer rolls around again and I am miserable, we are moving back. So I am doing as many things as possible so if I am miserable by summer 2014 then I can say “I really tried y’all but tis was not meant to be!”

    • Scoops January 10, 2014

      Oh man, you came to stay with us during the coldest winter ever. Don’t believe it! It’s not always this cold and miserable, and there are lots of fun outdoor activities to do all winter long. Plus, I think making it through a winter gives you so much appreciation for the spring and summer. Anyway, in case you are here next year, January 1st, 9am, Lake Minnetonka, it’s the ALARC lake jump. Good luck throughout the rest of the season, hang in there.

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