The City of Kirkland has announced it will NOT be putting on the Polar Plunge this year at Marina Park. Have no fear, even though we can't afford this $300 event we can still swing the $2 million + for annexation (sorry, I couldn't resist). For many, this event is a New Year's Day tradition. Last year (see photo) there were a few hundred people, some of which came from other local plunges (Seattle, Renton to name a few) to test their frigid-meter endurance.
It is supposed to be a balmy 50 degrees on Friday. And it's a public park. So I'm going to do it anyway. It's like a double dog dare that I can't turn down. And now I have a six year old that wants to try it too (is she nuts I wonder? ironically...). If you're crazy as well, then come on down and join us. Rob Butcher from Kirkland Views will be there too. Usually I spend New Year's eve recruiting some sympathetic friends to join me, but this year will be a mellow celebration, so I need your help. Friday, New Year's Day @ 1pm at Marina Park. Don't forget some water shoes, warm clothes and a towel. It's a great awakening for a new year! ~j