Happy 2013 from Manzanita, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. We've been coming here on New Year's for years.
When the hustle and bustle of the holidays gets to be too much, I dream wistfully of being on the beach on New Years. Last night we went to a cocktail party NY time, which ended at 10 PM. The plan was to walk down Laneda Ave. at midnight and 'revel' with the party crowd getting out of the local Sand Dune Pub, but since it was cold and we were wimpy, we hunkered down with two cats and decided to check out the Polar Bear Plunge at a more civilized hour: http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/01/bold_cold_manzanita_crowd_take.html
There was a crowd of bundled up spectators there to cheer them on. It was a beautiful, but chilly morning, with temps in the high 30's.
What a great start to the New Year!