Ben and I drove around Maryland today and one of our stops was the sight of next week’s Polar Bear Plunge. It is held every year at Sandy Point State Park.
Ever heard of the Polar Bear Plunge?
From the website:
Experience the 2010 Polar Bear Plunge and you’ll be exposed to a spectacle like no other! For just $50 in pledges, Plunge participants take a quick dip in the Chesapeake Bay to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland, the state’s largest year-round organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Anyone can participate! (Under 18 requires parent or guardian signature.)
Yes, next week thousands of people will be diving into these frigid waters to raise money for a good cause. I also think some people are doing it for bragging rights, but it’s all good.
We even caught a guy we thought was “practicing” for next week. It turns out he can’t come out next week so he was doing it today. It looked painful!
If you’re curious, I will not be doing the plunge. I am proud of myself for even leaving the house when it’s this cold. Today I’m wearing tights and two pairs of socks on the bottom and a long sleeve undershirt, turtle neck, track jacket and thick coat on top. Oh, and two beanies. Big Head!
Look at me on these Hot Coals! Just kidding, it was empty 🙁 I was wearing running shoes today because my knee hurts. And also because I cannot dress cute when it’s this cold. Nope.
After that we went to Annapolis. It is so cute! I’m not used to all this old timey looking buildings.
We also hit up the Naval Acadamy. They have a visitor’s center with a museum and everything. It’s impressive (but obviously meant for recruitment). Annapolis’ waterfront is gorgeous!
Then, we went to favorite place in any state: Whole Foods!
I got two containers of food for dinner – hot food
and salad bar goods. So expensive, so delicious. I always make sure my salad is a base of veggies and top it with the pastas and stuff. I don’t use dressing because I take a topping bite with salad veggies so it’s mixed well.
Ben and I had such a great day! It was just like old times. We used to go on road trips all the time in California, but for a few different reasons we haven’t done any in Maryland. I always say that we fell in love on our long drives up and down CA 🙂
I might hit up a cookie for dessert. Damn these things are going fast here! I think after this box is done I’m going to go out for one cookie at a time once or twice a week – not keep them in the house.
Question: What was the best road trip you’ve ever taken?
Me: I can’t decided. Ben and I have hit up all of these places more than once: Yosemite, Paso Robles, San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco! Plus there was that whole driving across the entire US thing! (Check out Fave Posts page for details)