For New Year's Eve this year, we decided to do something other than watch A Rockin' New Year's Eve on the couch and try not to fall asleep. We didn't even bother trying to stay awake. I think we were asleep by about 9:00. Coincidentally, we woke up at 11:55p.m. because the wind was really ablowin'! I woke up because we were sleeping in this and I thought we were going to get suffocated when it collapsed:
Luckily we didn't. We also didn't get eaten by the bear (probably deer) rummaging around our campsite, most likely looking for our pic-a-nic basket. So, we survive another year! Now we just have to wait until that whole Mayan-End-of-the-World thing happens.
For the specs: Austin and I strapped on our backpacks, hiked one of the most popular sections of the Appalachian Trail until we reached McAfee's Knob.
We ate some hot dogs with cheese in them, mixed into our rice. We roasted marshmallows and squished them between graham crackers and old chocolate bars. It was windy and smoke kept blowing into our eyes. We didn't want to spend the new year crying (due to the whole smoke in the eyes thing) so we played cards in the (newly splinted) tent, including the longest game of Crazy 8's ever...in the history of children's card games. We talked about our 2012 goals, and enjoyed solitude, together (I know it's an oxymoron, but it makes sense). It was the most perfect New Year to date!