|All right, we are getting closer and closer to the annual Santa run on Lake Washington (North Side of I-90 Bridge) 12/24. |
What we are planning is meeting at the Mercer Island boat launch at 11am (the one under I-90 facing Bellevue). I'm guessing that we'll be on the water next to bridge around 11.30.
So far we have 2 boats and about 9 people lined up. The Santa Dry Suit has been secured and the Skyskis are polished. I'll bring my boat too incase we have more riders (worst case, might use it as a chase/camera boat)
Cliff, you and the sideways standing reighndeers down? I'd love to see about 4 boats total out there.
So far, the extended forecast is calling for 42'F and sunny!
(Message edited by magic on December 16, 2004)
|we're leaving for seattle on the 22nd. i'm not sure what plans my family has, if any. if there are no plans, we just might come out to see that!|
|2005 Santa Run...count me in. As for the 2004 Santa Run...not this year. As I am surfing in Hawaii on the 24th, I will think about you guys back here in Seattle. |
Don't forgot the elfs in Cliff or Jeff's boat.
Take lots of pictures and post please. Have fun.
|Man that looks cold..... Trunked it at lake Bartlett last Sunday, 75 degrees!!|
|What??!?!?!!! Looks cold?!??! whatcha talking about Hahn? You were one of the winter rider die hards! Has that short time in AZ thinned your skin? |
|Thinned my blood. Being south for the last year has me shivering at 65 degrees...|
Yes the sideways standing crew is down. Santa will have a couple elves with him this year. Cliff picked up some costumes that are big enough to fit over our dry suits.
How long you in town for? Hitting the slopes while you are here? Try to make it out if you can.
You must be getting soft in your old age…. It has not been that long since you left the Seattle winter scene. Although I must admit… warm weather and sun would be a nice addition right about now. Not even a hint of a tan left from the summer.
|Jeff - You still need to send me your address so I can mail your boot back. Otherwise, one of your feet will freeze off during the Santa run!!|
|jeff, arriving the 22nd...goin' home on the 3rd of jan. i'm still debating whether to bring my snowboard or not. as for goin' out on the boat next friday, frankie didn't sound happy about it when i mentioned it to her. |
|I think you wanted to say is you asked Frankie and she said.... no |
|Just sent you an e-mail. THANKS!|
|Have Frankie hang with your family or Kim while you go wakeboarding. You guys aren't glued at the hip are you? |
|actually, she said, "just promise me you won't cry in the boat like antbug did if it's cold." |
|I wasn't crying... I was pouting |
|bsflower, at least i have someone to be glued with. |
|You are correct Joe, I am not glued to one person. I get to choose and be glued to who I want when I want. It has been awhile since we talked. |
|"frankie didn't sound happy about it when i mentioned it to her" |
i'm calling you out on this one, joe. so what joe really meant to say was that he told me and i said that i didn't think i'd ride ('cause it'll be cold and choppy) but that it sounded fun and i'd be down with hanging out in the boat. of course, this didn't give joe the excuse he needs to blame "not going" on me. so he made up what you see above.
and that's the truth, .
(Message edited by frankie_f on December 17, 2004)
|ah, so your serious mission to find a single wakeboarder finally paid off? |
|oh and bug... |
crying? pouting? you say tom-AY-to, we say tom-AH-to. the point is, WHEN are you gonna post the pics of you and big ed cuddling? we're dying to see them!
|dammit frankie! work with me!!!|
Joe...your busted! Frankie... you can still come out and watch if Joe thinks it's too cold to ride that's ok.
|jeff, don't believe her! we must stick together!|
|O.K I see how it is!! |
Frankie ~ Pics are already posted of me an Antbug cuddling!!Isn't that what best friends are for!!
|Ohh and those pics are in WAKEPICS.COM\ |
GO AND CHECK THEM OUT EVERYBODY!!!
|Stick together???? Come on...We all know how much you LOVE the cold of the NW! |
At least bring your snow board up.... Baker is open already.
I got some extra gear set aside for Cliff. He will be learning to snow board this year.
|jeff, i hate the cold!!! did i mention it's 80degrees in newport beach, i'm in shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops? |
yeah, i'm thinkin' i need to bring my snowboard up. but, is baker better than stevens? i've never been to baker. what about snoqualmie? i've been there a few times.
| I don't want to talk about the weather! |
Baker gets lots of snow and can provide for an epic day. Downside is the long drive from Seattle and often the visibility is poor.
Steven’s Pass. Not open yet… but a good variety of terrain and definitely better that the Summit at Snoqualmie!
“Snow-crummy”… yes it’s close to Seattle… but the elevation is not very high and the runs are short. I used to teach there…. Good for nights after work but not my first choice for weekends.
Check in next week to see what slopes are open before you bring all your gear.
|Hey Guys I been out of the loop working like a dog for a while.. I am heading up to alaska to go fishing after the 1st of he year so my boat is layed up. Any of you guys got some room for 1 maybe 2 I would like to check it out if possible. |
|Joe - These guys are just fun to be with (some wakeboard, some snowboard), my search is not over. I still need a guy that is willing to climb into Seattle water temps in December and January. But these guys provide some entertainment when I am in town on the weekends. I know finally..... |
|I'm going to be a pretty little elf. |
The thing is, I've always wanted to be a dentist.
Why am I such a MissFit, people think I am a NitWit.
I plan on bringing the Moby out, I'll call you tonight.
Why dont you wear the a$$ clown suit that you secretly bought when you were down here.
Jeff I thought Stevens was already open. I talked to Cliff yesterday and I want to come up for the boat show to help you buy a boat!!!
"Little" Elf? Unless something has drastically changed in the last year I've been gone, you're gonna look like this:
The suits right, only difference is ours are red. This oughta be good.
Weather for Thursday is looking good, might need to do a pre-run on Sammamish......
Anyone up for that?
|gonna be cold!!! |
Clouds breaking for some sun
High 43° F
Wednesday Night 12/22
Low 31° F
Fog in the a.m.; partly sunny
High 43° F
Thursday Night 12/23
A moonlit sky
Low 33° F
Low clouds and fog may break
High 45° F
Friday Night 12/24
A chance of late-night rain
Low 37° F
Cold with periods of rain
High 45° F
Saturday Night 12/25
Mostly cloudy and cold
Low 33° F
|Already talking about how cold it is and you are not even in WA yet.... |
It's ok if you just ride in the boat... we won't make you get in the water.
Sean.... Cliff and I are already talking about hitting lake WA earlier to get in some ridding. Check with him about the schedule.
|i'm just debating whether i should bring my board or not.|
|Just borrow one... less of a headache from having to lug it on the plane. |
If you don't mind ridding HL... you can use my Belmont, Premier, or TFD. Just let me know and I can bring em along.
BUT...You will not be allowed to delete the picture of yourself climbing out of the cold water and cringing on the back of the boat this time.
|if it's the new premier, i'm curious as to how it rides. i'm also curious about the tfd. |
i didn't delete it! honestly!
(Message edited by dakid on December 21, 2004)
|Jeff, we'll be out on Sammamish Thursday to dust the cobwebs off. |
Not sure about Friday, I'm thinking of just getting a run in as Saint Nick.
|Third day in a row looking at these conditions. |
I hope it holds up for us.
|Sean - If you guys need a third, I don't leave for the airport tomorrow till 11am, so I could come out from 9-10:30am probably if you guys needed a third. |
Cliff - Quit it! I am already having a difficult time working anyways today, then you go and remind me about the lake conditions. Great, the rest of the day now, I will keep popping over to the webcam.
(Message edited by tcluv85 on December 22, 2004)
|JR or Cliff...can I ride shot gun? I just found out my Nazi of a boss is giving us Christmas eve off. What a nice guy. I got a jacket big enough to fit over my robo arm so if there is room I'd be down.|
|Jeff - Did you get your booty yet?? |
|Christie, Not yet. Might me on the front porch though… I will check tonight. Thanks again for sending it back. Been looking for a botty! |
B, I don’t know… I think you may have been replaced as the official winter third.
Call and check with Cliff…. He has a better idea of who all is going… sounds like we may have a good turnout. I am sure you can sit up in the bow.
Glad you finally get a day off from work. Let me know if you want to get breakfast in the am first. later.
|We are good for a 3rd tomorrow, thanks for the offer though!|
|Jeff, you're always looking for booty..... No wait that's Philly. Trailer Booty that is.....|
|Cliff - this is almost looking like a repeat of the heat wave from Saturday...almost. |
|All right, here are some pics from today. There were a lot of cameras out so I expect to see more pics posted! |
I think that we have Komo (ABC), King (CBS) Fox filming today.
Thanks to all that braved the Seattle weather and made it out!
Cliff the Elf, I'm a bit disturbed by this, anyone else?
Santa LC getting ready for a run
Yes kids, there are two Santas and they both Skyski.
Santa LC about to get in.
Cliff, that dress does make your butt look big!
Santa grabs his tricks for style
Showing some height Santa!
|I got a few. |
Temp this morning just before launching the boat (Brrr)
The lovely inviting Lake Washington upon arrival.
Santa had some minor issues with his pants today.
Sweet backroll by Santa Hiliard.
I know Mike and Bonnie got some good ones. I can't wait to see their's.
|wish i was there guys! you all look great and i'm sure there were a few awed faced on I-90! don't you love that!!?!?!?! great pics! Merry Christmas!|
|Kiro (ch 7) just showed some footage on the 5pm news. Santa was looking nice and smooth. Even caught him doing a 360 on the Skyski. |
(Message edited by magic on December 24, 2004)
|too bad no one had a drysuit and board for me to use...i wanted to ride. |
thanks samm crew...frankie and i had a great time!
|Wow, looked freezing! Merry Christmas guys! |
|Hey guys |
thanks for a great time at the Santa run,
here are a couple more links to check out for vids and pics
and for the news cast clips check this out
ski ya later
|K'Neil thanks for posting the links!|
|The News coverage can be seen here. |