It was around 32 degrees Saturday morning at Mouse Lake. We all huddled in our costumes as it was switching between snow and sleet. I had short sleeves on and water shoes so I was pretty cold, but not too bad.
Then there was the water. Nothing can prepare you for that water. It looks innocent as you stand there gazing at it and watching people jump in. As people jumped “out” they had looks of horror on their faces. It was evident that water was not innocent!
That water was darn cold! So finally my turn came. I had watched several people scamper by and run to the heated tents. I walked to the dock, egged the crowd on and jumped in. I went all the way under, lock stock and barrel. Nothing could prepare me for that water like I said earlier! That water was cold, stabbing and brutal. My muscles froze up and for a second I couldn’t remember why I was in the water and what I was doing. But I quickly recovered and headed for the heated tent.
It was a great experience, definetely one for my life list! Thanks for all who donated! Until next year!