And the Great Thaw of 2007 is Upon Us…

The weather has been warmer lately. Highs pushing 70 earlier this week, although we did have snow flurries last night. Today and tomorrow were/are going to be a bit cooler, but still highs above freezing. The snow is pretty much gone from most of the yards, just the piles from plows remain, but they should be gone soon as well.

As I wait for the lake to open up and water ski season to start, I’m watching way too much basketball, keeping tabs on the Badger Hockey team (up 3-nothing over Michigan Tech) and finishing up my Think Tank presentations for this weekend.

Many of you are probably wondering what is Think Tank. Well, it is a conference put on by the Wisconsin Water Skiing Federation about water skiing. Somehow, it is the largest water skiing conference in the world. I guess that just goes to show that when we can’t go skiing up here, we still think about skiing. In an effort to revitalize the conference, this year it is sporting a new location. It has moved to the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. It’ll be my first time going to a water park since high school. I guess I’m too busy water skiing in the summer to take time off to go down water slides.

Meanwhile, each day on the drive home from work, I look out at Lake Monona from the beltline just waiting to glimpse some open water. Haven’t seen any yet, but tomorrow, I’ll do a drive by the landing to get an up close look at the lake. I’m still hoping to hit the water by the 26 so I just have a little more than a week left to make that deadline.

Visit… More pictures, more videos, more water skiing stuff.

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