New Year’s Eve celebrations certainly vary from place to place, each has its own way of welcoming in the New Year.
When we lived in New York City years ago, we never went to Times Square to see the ball drop with a million of our closest friends.
Now that we’re retired and have the time, we still don’t go anywhere near there. A million people! Can you imagine how long the lines must be for a bathroom, if you can find one?
Down in Key West, they have a unique way of celebrating the New Year. We visited a few years back on New Year’s Eve. Over at Sloppy Joe’s Café, they have a special tradition. Like the Times Square ball drop, they do a drop at midnight too, but no ball is used. Instead, they drop a Conch Shell. What better way to celebrate in the Conch Republic?
Here in South Carolina, I was unaware of how they welcome the New Year. I long ago gave up staying awake to see the New Year in. I went to bed early and was enjoying some sweet dreams when it happened…
I found myself awake in mid air where I had jumped. I wasn’t sure if I was back in a war zone or I suddenly found myself in the middle of a Fourth of July celebration. The fireworks were exploding all around us, shaking the Journey and rattling my teeth.
Yep, they like their fireworks here in South Carolina!
Next year, I have to remember ear plugs!
Happy New Year!
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