Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year 2012 from Manzanita Beach

We've been coming to Manzanita Beach for years to celebrate the New Year.  When our kids were younger it was always a night of family games and homemade pizza or chowder, but as they got older, they longed to be in town with their friends.  It was as quiet as could be on the beach, no parade, revelry or fireworks.  However, in the past few years, there has begun a little tradition of a parade forming at the Little Apple Market, and about 75 brave souls venturing forth towards the Ocean, banging pots and pans, blowing into Conch Shells, and cheering wildly. 
This year, we were blessed with a mild 46 degrees and no rain!
OK, it's not Times Square, but we even had a small fireworks display, and people lingered on the beach, drinking champagne, talking and laughing...not a bad way to welcome in the New Year!
Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year!