Thursday, September 20, 2012

McGyver in his new home!

McGyver has made it to his new home! Doesn't he look happy?
Having fun with McGyver! Hearing the kids laughter and watching their smiling faces makes every inch of every mile worthwhile.Thanks again to everyone who had a part in making this a reality!!

Friday, September 7, 2012


The gator is fresh with new paint!! Doesn't he look like fun?!
We have named him McGyver in honor of the McGyver in many of our pictures who faithfully guided us back to the starting point in most of the 50 swims.
McGyver the gator will soon be taking the trek from Playtime in Colorado to Brainerd, MN. Sadly, due to obligations here, it will not work for Margie and me to go out to pick him up, but we anxiously look forward to his arrival.
Thank you again for all of you who supported us along the way. It is greatly appreciated!
Thanks to our local Taco Johns and Marcy.
Thanks to Playtime for all their involvement and allowing us to make the purchases at a reduced price.
Thanks to Evelyn - the wonderful person with whom I worked with at Playtime. Evelyn patiently answered all my numerous emails and gave us encouragement throughout our endeavor.
Special thanks to Margie for keeping me safe on all the swims that she kayaked with me, for swimming with me on the occasions we had others to keep an eye out for us, for setting up 90% of the lakes we swam in (including places to start/end at) and, in general, just for being there with a smile on your face ready for whatever the day would bring!