Wednesday, July 13, 2011

W is for Water

Temperance River (not state park because that would be illegal since MN closed all the state parks due to not passing the state budget)

We found a spot where you could jump safely into the river. Joe and I decided this was our moment. We climbed to the highest point, waited our turn then jumped. It was that simple. Right, Joe?


Aw, man, Joe was taking his time steeling himself, talkin’ himself up, getting’ his head in the game.

I, on the other hand, was like, “This is it. Now or nothin’. If I don’t jump now, I’m never gonna do it.”



I’ve never done this before. I wanted to. I didn’t want to say I had the chance and chickened out. I totally got water up my nose!

Back to Joe.

Just imagine… You used to do this when you were a kid. You have run and completed a marathon. You’ve ridden Enduro motorcycles on at least two different continents and won enough races to fill a garage full of trophies…

and your friend’s wife just jumped… first…

Well, you jump!


It was only about 15-20 feet up so really the most unnerving part was just getting yourself to take the leap.

Right, Joe? Winking smile


  1. How crazy!! I think I would be too chicken to jump! Good for you!

  2. Love the pictures...and the commentary! You captured it perfectly.


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