This year we spent New Years in Flagstaff, AZ with my uncle, aunt, and cousin (KC, Holly, and Wyatt).
It hasn't snowed in over a week, so there was some bare patches, but Wyatt, Fred, and I had fun regardless. It is the perfect way to spend New Year's Eve!
After we got home we went out for sushi with some friends of Holly's, waiting patiently for the famous six foot pine cone to drop outside the Weatherford Hotel.
The New Year's Eve Pine Cone Drop has been a Flagstaff tradition since 1999.
In my opinion, it is better than watching the crystal ball drop at Times Square, way less wait time.
Lucky for us the pine cone dropped at 10pm (New York time), and we are an hour ahead of California time, so it was easy to stay awake.
We got thirsty while we were waiting so KC, Fred and I snuck off for shots of pomegranate tequila (so good).
Happy New Year!
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. -Edith Lovejoy Pierce