Thursday, January 5, 2017

Celebrating New Years Eve

That title sounds so funny to me.
I don't really consider New Years to be a holiday, nor is it one we ever "celebrate".
Usually in bed long before the ball drops, 
I'm not even sure these two people have ever seen the ball.

But - one thing we do every year is take a ride down to Casino Pier in Seaside Park
for fireworks at 5 p.m.
This girl cannot resist fireworks.
I put on the boots, we brave the cold wind from the ocean and enjoy a wonderful winter display.

We always arrive a few minutes early,
the ocean looked like a lake and there wasn't a single soul on the beach.

Casino Pier, the best place to view the fireworks,

we always set up shop right in front of Lucky Leo's.

Something new I noticed, inscribed messages on the boards, which I find very cool.






The fireworks were beautiful and you can't beat seeing them at 5 p.m.
It's nice for families with young children and people like me, who can't stay up that late!

So - that's a wrap on 2016!

28 comments:

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  2. Well Debbie you certainly are wrapped up and the fireworks are brilliant.

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  3. I like the the photos and I like the story telling that go with them. Keep them coming.

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  4. That looks like a fun way to "celebrate" - I'm a ball drop watcher - although I can't honestly say you're missing anything be sleeping through it. Happy New Year, Debbie!

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  5. Hello, I am with you. I can not remember the last time I was out celebrating New Years at 12am. I would like to see the fireworks at 5pm. They are beautiful, I love the beach too. I wish you the best in 2017, Happy New Year! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  6. How nice to have fireworks for New Years! We don't do anything on NY's eve either.

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  7. We are looked at you, the ocean and the fireworks, which I love. I wish you prosperity in 2017!

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  8. You look so darn cute! Love the fireworks also. I'm another one who doesn't stay up that late.

    I hope you're feeling better today
    Xoxo

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  9. You look so darn cute! Love the fireworks also. I'm another one who doesn't stay up that late.

    I hope you're feeling better today
    Xoxo

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  10. You look so darn cute! Love the fireworks also. I'm another one who doesn't stay up that late.

    I hope you're feeling better today
    Xoxo

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  11. What a cute photo of you! And I agree....ringing in the New year with fireworks...early in the evening is perfect! Happy New year sweet lady!

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  12. Now that is my time to see the fireworks too, looks like the pier was hopping too, that is neat to go along and read the quotes in the pier, I wonder if they had to pay for it and that is what paid for the pier, if so that is a good idea! You did a fantastic job of capturing the fireworks and looks like your hubby was even able to get the reflection of them on you in your picture!

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  13. That seems like a good tradition. We go to a party where we are th youngest, is I use the word, party, loosely. :)

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  14. I just love fireworks.
    I love the photo of you.

    Sending good wishes and positive thoughts your way.

    All the best Jan

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  15. A perfect new Year's Eve!
    Like you, I don't really think of it as a holiday, but I did actually stay awake until midnight this year.
    Of course that's only because I grabbed a little nap during the afternoon! :-)

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  16. How fun! The first photo of the beach is gorgeous! I'm surprised no one was there. Nice job on the fireworks!

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  17. What great photos. I'm so bad doing the low light shots. OUtta take some lessons...

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  18. Great fireworks pix! And a nice parka too.

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  19. Your fireworks shots are amazing.

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  20. What a perfect way to celebrate!!! I love that last pic best of all!!!

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  21. Wow---you must be so proud of those shots!! Spectacular.

    Love your blog :)

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  22. Hi Debbie, yes 5pm is a beaut time - our first one is 9pm... whah!! still too late for me. Glad you got to enjoy it, but, ooooooh that cool sea air must've been something else. You certainly look like a snuggle-bunny in that pretty coat and, I'm guessing, one of your handmade scarves. Still, a nice bit of bracing air makes it all the more lovely to come back to a cosy warm home... with a camera full of great pics :D)

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  23. You look snug as a bug in a rug. Wow, it looks a little chilly over there. Love the photos of the fireworks. Happy New Year to you, lovely Debbie.

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  24. I must say you look so beautiful all wrapped up in your lovely coat. Such a cute photo of you! You got some magnificent photos of the fireworks; I can use these. I love where you go and really liked the photo of the empty beach; just lovely.
    Blessings and hugs for you for the New Year!

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  25. What a perfect way to celebrate!!! I love that last pic best of all!!!


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