Monday, October 22, 2007

WHAT'S MORE FUN THAN CARVING A PUMPKIN?

Carving a PUMPKIN UNDER WATER! This last weekend Dan, Rochelle, Ben, Paul, Robyn, Randy, Pat went to Lost Creek Reservoir (Lake) and participated in the annual PUMPKIN Carving Dive. Usually we go to the Smith River but this year all the rain last week made the river to swift so we went to the lake. At the Smith River you go down abt 40 ft. At the lake went only went down 20 feet. It was still a lot of fun! Here we are prepping for the event.





Gutting....









Trying it on for size.....



Suiting up......



Paul



Ben




Dan and Rochelle...


Randy.......Pat sitting by the fire....


Launching the Pumpkins... It's harder than you might think.
Pumpkins like to float. You have to put a rock inside and force it down.



Here's Paul and Rochelle bringing in the pumpkin.















Here's Ben with his.....












Randy's....


Here's a pumpkin on the water.....










These are the finished Pumpkins....


And the prizes please..........
Paul and Rochelle 2nd place received an underwater camera.
Ben in 6th received a divers only parking sign.
Randy received a candy bar. His cracked up...


Here's a better pic of Randy's Pumpkin...


It was sooooooooooo much fun!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



9 comments:

Dan said...

Way fun, not to cold, just right.
We all had fun.
Dad

Andrew & Sari said...

Randys looks so sad with its big crack. I still dont know how ben did his so well. hopefully we will have pics of are pumpkins up soon

fiona said...

That is crazy, who ever thought that up?! Crazy, but in a fun way, I will specify. Way to go winning the underwater camera! And the parking sign, and the candy bar :) Glad y'all had a good time and that it wasn't too cold!

Molly said...

awww... I really wish I could scuba. My ears would explode though. ;)

What a fun idea. I wish we had video somehow of everyone trying to carve under water. heheh.

zachariah said...

Looks fun, so if you lose the pumpkin does it shoot to the top pretty quick?

Rochelle said...

The interesting thing about the pumpkin under water is 1) it Does have a rock in it 2) when you get down deep it doesn't try to float up. In fact you have to drag it around. Until you get shallower and then it will try and float.

Paul said...

Who was your photographer anyways???
-Robyn

Rochelle said...

Our photographer was ROBYN. ok sorry I forgot to mention your terrific camera skills.

Megan and Greg said...

Wow! I've never heard of such a thing!! That is SO COOL!!!! I'm confused though . . . you carve before or after you're underwater?