Last Labour Day, three friends and I spent a day at Calypso, a water park in Ottawa, filming a tv show called Xtreme Waterparks with the Travel Channel (you can read about the experience HERE).

It's been almost a year and the episode finally aired last Sunday night and it's so cool!  In this episode called, 'Getting Wet in San Diego', we are the first--of four--featured water parks in the show.  Our portion is about seven minutes long.  It's so neat seeing yourself on tv--in a bikini and without make-up, no less--and this is a great memento to have forever.  


See all my posts about the journey of Xtreme Waterparks HERE.

Remember back on Labour Day weekend when I, and three friends, filmed the Ottawa episode for Xtreme Waterparks for the Travel Channel? 

Well they have finally finished filming, all over the world, and put together the promo for the upcoming episodes set to air this summer.  Apparently we have an air date of July, so we are anxiously awaiting that.

Check out the video above and see if you recognize anyone around the 31 second mark (watch carefully, it's super fast!).

In case you missed it:

Outfit deets:
* Jacob sweater (thrifted).
* Smart Set skirt (last year).
* Qupid sandals that I worn on my birthday in Florida this year, last year in Florida (with a similar skirt) and with a pretty floral dress I belted once.
* Accessories:  J.Crew bubble necklace (got a couple more).

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So, a 'brief' Xtreme Waterparks update:

We got to Calypso around 8am (with our Starbucks & SPF) and met with our contact point, Rachel.  From there we went into the park, filled out our waivers and headed to the first slide in our swimsuits.  The park was still closed at this point so we had the entire place to ourselves with people catering to the camera crew and us (so sweet).  

We started on a group ride where the four of us sat in a large tube in a circle and went down a super steep slide and into kind of a half-pipe wall and down (a boomerang-like style).  It was a little scary but really exciting.  We did it five more times including having a camera man come down with us twice.

From there we moved on to the scariest slide in the park: AquaLoops.  This was the slide I was the most scared for and I was literally shaking.  I didn't think I was going to be able to do this floor-falling-out-from-under-you-and-dropping-50-feet... but after lots of encouraging words from my friends and the film crew, I actually did it.  Twice!  Talk about terrifying, exhilarating and something to be proud of!  We did this slide twice; the first time was normal and the second time we each took our turns holding small Go-Pro hand-held cameras to capture our faces during the ride down.  Check out the demo video of this slide.  Cray.

We took a short lunch break and refueled.  From there, it was onto a fast-four-person-tube slide with a steep 90 foot drop.  Pretty freaky the first time, especially when our friend in front flew up about four feet in the air (yes, the camera caught it!).  We did this ride five or six times and it was the tallest tower of the park.  We climbed a lot of stairs.

Afterwards we climbed the same high tower to ride a two-person tube slide that had an even steeper drop; while sitting in the front I seriously thought I was going to somersault forward at times.  Freaky!  We did this one six or seven times until we got every angle on camera possible.

In between doing slides the camera crew would interview us individually, ask for high enthusiasm but to also be real.  They would film us running up the stairs to the slides from behind, then get us to stop and film us from up the stairs while we came towards them. They filmed us getting on rides, excitedly talking before getting on, getting off the rides, high-fiving and expressing how we felt after the slides.  It was so much fun!

By the end of the day, a whopping nine hours had been spent climbing over 150 flights of stairs (not kidding), riding some of the scariest slides, by-passing all the people in line (and pissing some of them off until we'd say, 'We're filming a TV show!'), and having the times of our lives.  We have been told that our episode likely won't air for a year or two but until then, you can check out the Travel Channel on YouTube to see other previews of Xtreme Waterparks.

 I looked after Peanut for an extended long weekend while my parent's went away.  
She's so cute and fun to have around...
except when she wakes me up at 3:45am to go outside.

 Friday night my girl friend and I got Greek on Wheels and hung out.

 Saturday I went to breakfast with some of my favourite girl friends.

A surprise from a friend and my fave.

 Saturday morning breakfast.

 After breakfast, my bff and I checked out the local Farmers Market... which was totally lame and we left after seeing everything in five minutes.

That evening I discovered my new favourite wine:  Fuzion Pinot Grigio.
Clearly a favourite as the bottle is empty.

Saturday night dinner.  Ahh-mazing.

 Peanut and I relaxed on Sunday morning; I had a shake, she wished she had a shake.

 Then we met up with a friend (and I wore my favourite denim shorts)...

...for some iced coffee on a patio.

 On Sunday night there was some sort of hot-air-balloon festival happening and I snapped this shot from my bedroom window.

That evening we had an #XtremeWaterparks meeting to prep for the next day.
Outfit deets:  Garage cropped denim jacket, Dynamite tube top and Pure & Simple maxi skirt.

 Monday morning, upon arrival at Calypso waterpark, way before opening hours.

After a long day of filming, climbing over 150 flights of stairs (not kidding) during the day and having the time of our lives; enjoying a cold one.

I actually managed to pull myself together on Monday evening and go out for dinner.
Outfit deets:  Joe Fresh dress, vintage (thrifted) belt & Kelsi Dagger wedges

Probably the best (fois gras) burger I've ever had in my entire life.

Something crazy is happening today.  

My friends and I have been chosen to take part in the filming of Xtreme Waterparks.  The show debuted on the Travel Channel in July of this year and they are filming all over North and South America (from what I understand).  Our group of four beat out twenty other groups that applied for this.  Crazy!

That said, what you see above is what I will be wearing all day today during filming (HD filming, ack!), so we are hoping for warm weather.  I'm seriously freaking out, actually, as I'm somewhat of a chicken when it comes to the more extreme water-slides (what have I gotten myself into!?). 

Wish me luck and I'll let you know how it goes.  Happy long weekend Monday!

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