We had some time to kill so we chatted a bit before it was time to get in. It was nice to just relax with my swim buddy again.
|Gords and me with the NDPA mascot|
It was finally time to get in. The school had a TON of their kids there and even cheerleaders! They did a short cheer on the ice next to the hole that had been cut out. The ice was thick but I'll be honest, I was secretly hoping it would break and a few cheerleaders would fall in. That would have been hysterical!
We were getting ready to get in when some random guy dressed as a fur trapper wanted to take our pic. After some posing we got ready. Gords and I jumped in and the first thing I noticed wasn't the cold water, it was a "Bountiful lake smell". Pretty nasty actually. We waded across the water and got out. The whole thing lasted less than 10 seconds but during those 10 seconds I felt pure joy. It was so much fun doing that. I wasn't really cold and once again loved sharing a cold water dip with my friend. He was all smiles too.
We were there for over an hour to jump in for 10 seconds. Worth it!