Plunge!

So Sam has been watching Man vs Wild. During an episode on surviving falling into frozen water, I mentioned to Sam the concept of Polar/Penguin Plunges. He was fascinated by the idea and wanted to participate in the North Bennington Polar Plunge.

So Alex, Sam and I held out our hats and raised money for The Special Olympics of Vermont .

Team Thompson Family and Friends raised money and approached Lake Paran in North Bennington at 11:00 am on January 26th, 2013.

The Temperature outside was 10 degrees Fahrenheit. In our shorts, beanies and shoes we ran into the water. Quickly turned around and ran up the hill and back to the warming tents.

I am proud of the whole family. We had a great time and went on to enjoy Winterfest in North Bennington.

 

Our Target

Our Target in Lake Paran, Vermont


 
Sam Running

Sam Running in Lake Paran, Vermont


 
Sam Debating the Full Plunge

Sam Debating to plunge into Lake Paran, Vermont


 
Sam Gets Wet with A Full Plunge

Sam plunges into Lake Paran, Vermont


 
Jeff goes in to get wet.

Jeff goes in to get wet at Lake Paran, Vermont


 
The Bennington Banner Photo of Wave 6

The Bennington Banner Photo of Wave 6 at Lake Paran, Vermont


 
Charlie and Rowan watch.

Charlie and Rowan watch at Lake Paran, Vermont


 
The family walks across the lake.

The family leaves walking across Lake Paran, Vermont


 
The family leaves across the lake.

The family leaves across Lake Paran, Vermont


 
Alex at winterfest.

Alex at Winterfest North Bennington, Vermont


 
Alex at winterfest.

Charlie and Rowan at Winterfest North Bennington, Vermont

And at about 1:20 in the video you can see us plunge:

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