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