So technically we don’t call ours a “Polar Plunge” and it is different than typical polar plunges, however… if you think about it, it is a polar plunge. It is January. It is cold. The water is even cooler, well sort of… our water was around 50 degrees and the outside temperature recorded in at a high of 55˚F so technically, it was the same, but the outside is warmer than the water temperature. Anyway, every year we start off the new year with the New Year’s Day down at Beaver Lake; this year was no different. The bus loaded up at the dive shop and left around 7:30 or 8am headed to Beaver Lake bound and determined to have New Year’s Day divers. Don’t look at me, I didn’t dive. It’s cold! I’m a chicken, but we did have 10 divers. Woot Woot! Good for you guys. I’m proud of you, and maybe, someday I’ll be convinced to partake.
Our drives down are never boring, this one included. So our good friend and diver Doug Lord’s birthday is New Year’s Eve. I guess a group went to church and then after went out to celebrate Doug‘s birthday (or so I understood… I wasn’t there). Now if you know our good friend and diver Kim Brungard and/or Dan La Due, Dan likes to stash things in Kim‘s purse for her to find at a later date. Kim was bragging about how her purse walked away unscathed, until she dug through it and found this. Good job Dano! Continue reading