Tuesday, February 27, 2007


If you're looking for some excitement in your life, I recommend the LUGE at the Muskegon Winter Sports Park (check out the video here: http://www.msports.org/luge.htm).
I had the pleasure of hurling myself down this track of ice at least 5 times back in February...in the dark no less! The first time down it scared the crap out of me. Whipping, turning, barreling down a sheet of ice on a metal sled with no way to stop until reach the end. Then, back to the top to try it again and again and again. If you go, listen to the warnings to wear old clothes. I should really take a picture of the burns in my Columbia coat from rubbing up against the walls of the track at 20mph. So much for that coat being my favorite (it's now my favorite work coat!!). Anyway...I can't wait to go back and give it a try during the day.

What was equally impressive was walking out to the shoreline in Muskegon to see the ice formations. I've never walked on frozen sand before...the whole trip was quite an experience. Hard to believe that boats and swimmers will be congragating here in a few months, enjoying our fine summer weather.

No word yet on what my new experience will be for March. I'm thinking maybe I should get on a snowmobile before the snow is gone!?!?!