I woke up to a bitter cold, overcast, dewey morning. Oh, but "Don't worry Aubs, it'll be like 75 and sunny at the lake. Promise!" Brad calmly assured me. So, with the little faith Brad had lent me, I put on my jeans and sweatshirt and grabbed my wetsuit and board that had been waiting to be used for months.
I'll let these pictures help tell the story of the day:
Here is Bradley, captain of the day, and Mr. Optimism. And get this, he actually just had shoulder surgery not too long ago which means he planned this fabulous trip knowing full well that he wouldn't be participating in the excitement. Brad, you rock!
Ryan was one of the first to jump in the water and show us all how its done.
Here he is doing a tail grab. I thought it a little inappropriate to post the pictures of me doing black flips and air railleys for fear that it would make the guys feel dumb. (Yeah right, in my dreams!)
Meanwhile, Tristen, one of the only smart ones, stayed high and dry with a couple of warm towels and a good book.
Here's Allie, our flag girl, isn't she cute! You'll get to see her mad skills in a second.
Tristen and Alice, trying to keep warm. Just wait, there's more of that to come...
Captain Brad showing off his hot bod and chick glasses.
Direct quote from Tristen: "Andrew! Either put your leg down, or put some underwear on!"
What am I doing in this picture?
Allie, my hero!
The water was sooo cold, all the blood left Allie's feet and they were sooo WHITE! And honey, Alllie, ain't white!
It's starting to get really cold now! I'm pretty sure the temp has dropped from 60 to about 55 now.
I'm not even sure how many people are even in this picture. Three? Four? All just trying to stay warm.
Or the dog piles!
Notice Brad still holding the flag. Love it!
Sorry Andrew, no room for you!
And one big giant spoon session to finish off the day!
Despite the cold weather and frigid water, the day was a blast. The water was pretty glassy in the earlier hours and I got in a couple of fun runs. But more importantly, the company was FABULOUS! I think everyone had a great time;. I just hope the weather warms up soon cuz I'm anxious to get there again soon!