Friday, February 4, 2011
Polar Bear Plunge & Super Bowl XLV
Yes, the Polar Bear Plunge will occur on Sunday at 1 pm, but the entire weekend is devoted to them with a 5K race, various workshops, restaurant specials (including DL, we're sponsors of the weekend's events) and activities around town for the whole family. For those who don't know, the Plunge is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics which happens annually in about 16 states whose borders include the ocean.
This is the 20th year for the Delaware Plunge, having raised almost 5 million dollars over that period. The Plunge was postponed last year due to the snow storms and nor'easters that rocked our world for the entire month. It finally took place the weekend of March 12-14 and a good time was had by all.
No, I do not immerse my testes in the frigid Atlantic (I may be crazy, but I am not stupid), I will be on hand to welcome those who do to a festive brunch prepared in their honor. The restaurant will open 2 hours early for this special event. There will be special cocktails offered apres the plunge, as well.
Following the chaos of the Plunge, we will shift gears for the Super Bowl with, again, a special menu, and bar menu just for the game. Thankfully, I will be out of there before any of this happens. Away from those screaming at the TV screens and tucked away in my tiny apartment nursing a hot green tea with lots of honey and lemon while under the covers hoping to fall into a dreamless, relaxing sleep. May it be so.
Actually, the boss saw to it that I had a stiff shot of Jameson's and a wedge of lime before I left this evening. I am about to brew a mug of green tea with honey and lemon and disappear under the covers until morning.
And so it goes.