Monday, February 9, 2009

The Arctic Plunge

Saturday’s photography class took us outside on a ‘field trip.’ Technically we didn’t go far. About 10 feet outside the door if I wanted to get technical, which I don’t.


The reason for the field trip? Chino Valley’s first ever Arctic Plunge!


There was a bit of a problem though. Apparently they couldn’t corral up quite the number of suckers they had wanted. So a lonely five participants entered the cold water of Chino’s swimming pool.:


Photographers outnumbered the participants by 3 or 4 to 1. :)

But the contestants had a good time anyway, swimming a few laps:


Then it was time for carrying ice blocks across the pool. Because, you know, they weren’t cold enough:


Soon they all started to congregate in one corner of the pool. They looked like they were done:


After twenty minutes in the pool they had finally had enough, and hopped out. After picking up all of the blocks of ice of course:


I can’t say as I envied them, but it sure did provide a great forum for taking pictures!

Flickr set


Chickenbells said...

Wow...that seems like nuts!

TomboCheck said...

Sadira - In all honesty, if I would have had a bathing suit, I would have gone in too. :)

Toni said...

Funniest thing I've seen on a Prescott blog, yet. Especially the carrying ice part.

TomboCheck said...

Toni - They were all good sports about it. They drew the line at sitting on ice blocks. None of them wanted to do it. :)

Jarart said...

Prescott Valley had one of these events after Christmas but we missed it. Great shots of the "fun?". But, 20 minutes? Really? I wonder how long it took them to warm up.

TomboCheck said...

Jarart - I heard that there was hot showers waiting for them, though I'm not sure that was the wisest choice for warming up.

A little hypothermia does a body good I guess. :)