Friday, January 01, 2010

THE LOBSTER DIP 2010

what do you do with your new year's day?
here in maine?
in winter?
well they go in the ocean! 
may i present The Lobster Dip 2010, old orchard beach maine, high noon. let me tell you i went curious. i assumed a few crazy people would be there. i was SO wrong. it was a huge crowd. many of who were actually preparing to take the dip! kids, parents, dogs, men, & women of all ages. i was impressed, awed, and inspired.  so much so it is going on my list next year.  why not?  i have to do it at least once.  to say i did.  to be a little crazy and bold.  impulsive.  wild.  so my kids can tell that story of the winter mom lost her marbles and dove in the cold ocean.  
take a look for yourself.  doesn't it look like crazy good fun?  a little heavy on the crazy.  :) 
lobster dippers out there,  YOU ROCKED!!!! 

13 comments:

Shalet said...

Oh my that looks cold! Well good for them. They will certainly be awake and refreshed!!

Happy New Year!

MamaLizKnits said...

I bet that rush will last them well in to 2010! That is CA-RAZY! I got chills going through your slideshow. :D

Char said...

INsanity!!!! but you're right I bet - it would always be a funny story. BRRRRRR

kristen said...

ok, so you're my new hero. because looking at the slide show i felt COLD and i'm sitting in my warm house with a cup of tea.

Wendy said...

My daughter participated in the dip this year. It was such an incredible experience just being there, though. Such energy! ;).

mamayou said...

What an exhilarating way to start the new year:) Putting it on your list? You go! Happy New Year!

brightandblithe said...

Insanity and inspiration meet. All I can say is "Wow!"

LeS said...

ok, this makes me all kinds of joyful! i love those crazies and such wonderful shots. now who will be the photographer next year when you go in, hmm?!

Jason P. said...
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Jason P. said...

Thanks for the Pictures! I'm in the one with everyone running out! A great time it is. This was year 4 for me. The weather has got worse every year! Till next year!

Suvarna said...

Looks like a rollicking good time! Hope you had a thermos of something warm with you. Great shots.

littlehouse said...

These are so wonderful Kristin. Do you mind me asking what lens you used to get the wide shots so clearly? Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

I was at that Lobster Dip. Those people are wonderfully crazy!!! That event raised $71,000.00 for the Special Olympics. WAY TO GO!