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Old 11-19-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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The Tale and Trials of some Crazy Northern Loons!

The Tale and Trials of some Crazy Northern Loons!

Hi! Welcome to my PTR! Thanks for stopping by! I am really glad you are here to share in this crazy adventure!

For those of you non-Snowbird readers (more on that later) allow me to introduce myself! My name is Kimberly. I am 32 yrs old and I am a proud Canadian! I hail from NW Ontario. The city in which I live is situated on the shores of the largest fresh water lake in the World! We get some mighty cold winter weather up here! It isn't unheard of for us to see temperatures of – 35 degrees Celcius! I believe that would be about 0 for you folks who use Farenheit! Anyway, that's cold! We don't let our kids go outside much on those days!

To explain the title, I must go back to this past summer, July specifically! I was hanging out on the DIS when I found a thread entitled “January 2009 – Calling all snowbirds” I decided to check it out since we were planning our trip for January also! I am so glad I did! In the last 4.5 months I have met some wonderful women and even made a couple of really great friends! We have us some good ole fashion fun over on the “Snowbird” thread! Lots of laughs and keepin' each other company while we wait for and plan our January trips to the most wonderful place on the planet! WALT DISNEY WORLD!

Anyway, the other day, a bunch of us were having an interesting conversation about swimming in January! Some of the more delicate of my fine feathered friends said they wouldn't be caught dead in a bathing suit or anywhere near a pool in January! Well us hearty Northerner's said we would be out to the pool in droves as soon as the temperature reached 60 degrees! Well from that moment on the hearty Northerner's have been labled “Crazy Northern Loons” by some of those delicate Southerners! We are okay with this title because we are tough, thick skinned Northerner's who know what REAL WINTER is like! We can handle it!

I am proud to be a “Crazy Northern Loon” and I will definitely be swimming in January! And not just in any old pool mind you, OH NO! I will be swimming in this pool.......



YES! That's right! My family and I are spending 8 glorious nights at Disney's Wilderness Lodge!

Stay Tuned for part 2: An Introduction to the rest of the Gang!
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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Sorry about that! I am a total dunce when it comes to posting pictures! I will get right to fixin' that!
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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Not that I'm admiting to thinking or calling you a crazy northern loon, because I mean who comes up with names like that

But I will have you know I know what a REAL winter is and I'm completely SANE and I refuse to answer questions like Jen will you be swimming in January...because well I'm "delicate" and we'd hate to ruffle my "pansy" and "dry" feathers...

Just remember when you come out all blue..I'll be the one in the sweatshirt, gloves, and scarf with the hot chocolate LOL!!!

You know I love you

I can't wait to read more...hopefully you'll update a lot quicker than some other southern weather pansy I know LOL (that would be me LOL not Soleil..she actually does update her PTR)
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From one crazy northern loon to another:
Great start Kimberly - I will keep reading!!
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Hi Kimberly! Signing on!

For the record, I am neither a "northern loon" nor a "southern pansy"...I'm in the middle, so I'll bring a swimsuit and decide when I get there whether to use it.
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Yay! Jen! You are first! You win a prize!

I know that you know what a real winter is like! You are a closet Northerner aren't you? Will you still share your Hot chocolate with me?

Even if I do come out of the water all blue and shivering, at least I will be able to say that I went swimming in January. OUTSIDE. In a real pool. In January! All my friends up here will be sooooo impressed!

Next Chapter should be up sometime this evening!
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From one crazy northern loon to another:
Great start Kimberly - I will keep reading!!
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Hi Kimberly! Signing on!

For the record, I am neither a "northern loon" nor a "southern pansy"...I'm in the middle, so I'll bring a swimsuit and decide when I get there whether to use it.
Thanks for the support LAdies! I greatly appreciate it! Y'all are the best!
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:07 PM   #8
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Yay! Jen! You are first! You win a prize!

I know that you know what a real winter is like! You are a closet Northerner aren't you? Will you still share your Hot chocolate with me?

Even if I do come out of the water all blue and shivering, at least I will be able to say that I went swimming in January. OUTSIDE. In a real pool. In January! All my friends up here will be sooooo impressed!

Next Chapter should be up sometime this evening!
Of course I will share!!!! Enough hot chocolate for you northern loonies!!!

I have to tell you that I'm a member of the Polar Bear Club...I jumped into the Pacific Ocean in Alaska in February with a group friends during a festival in Seward, Alaska...I have never in my life ever been so cold...we were dressed up as societal women in the 1920s LOL!!

YAY for more updates...I can read yours instead of updating mine LOL!
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Hooray a Snowbird Shout Out in your PTR!

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Hi Kimberly! Signing on!

For the record, I am neither a "northern loon" nor a "southern pansy"...I'm in the middle, so I'll bring a swimsuit and decide when I get there whether to use it.
Same here- what should we call those of us in the middle?
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Signing on Kim! Great job so far. I should really start one of my own. I said I would come November and well, Nov is here and has been here for quite awhile! I'll think about it!
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Aahhh, hitting the pool in 60 degree weather; now that's what i'm talking about!

In Alaska, we would jump into the water once it hit around 50. There was really no choice. Either you swim then or you don't swim at all. Guess that's why Alaskans are so tough!

These Pennsylvanians out here are wimps!
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Gosh, it looks like quite a party here already!

Going back to read now.
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Of course I will share!!!! Enough hot chocolate for you northern loonies!!!

I have to tell you that I'm a member of the Polar Bear Club...I jumped into the Pacific Ocean in Alaska in February with a group friends during a festival in Seward, Alaska...I have never in my life ever been so cold...we were dressed up as societal women in the 1920s LOL!!

YAY for more updates...I can read yours instead of updating mine LOL!
Polar Bear club? Wow! I am VERY impressed! YOU ARE A CLOSET NORTHERNER! Give yourself a bit more credit!

WELCOME, WELCOME to all of you! Thanks so much for giving me your support! I really appreciate all of you coming out to read the adventures of a crazy northern family!

The next part will be up in a wee bit! Working on it right now!
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A HUGE THANK YOU to Trixiequilts for finding me the wonderful picture now included in the first post! You rock Trixie! Aerosmith ain't got nuttin' on you!
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another crazy northerner checking in. Going in Feb, but your report sounds interesting and helps me get ready for our trip
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