Happy New Year’s!


We spent New Year’s Eve camping at the beach.  It was a gorgeous day, ending in a brilliant sunset.  This picture really doesn’t do the colors justice.  I will say it was extremely cold, though.  The wind whipped up and we were feeling frozen!  We were very thankful to go  our warm, cozy camper.  We watched movies, ate caramel corn we had purchased at a candy shop, and got some sleep.  Earlier in the week, it had been stormy and rainy, so it was a real treat when the weather turned sunny.


Today, New Year’s Day, we came home to find that the power had been off.  There was a lot of debris on the ground and the friend who kindly took care of our animals while we were gone, told us that he had helped neighbors remove a large branch from a power line this morning.  All of our freezers seem fine–still frozen solid, so it was short-lived, thank goodness.  We were only gone a few days, but it would have been tragic to lose our freezers full of food, so I’m very thankful that we did not.

It was a great start to our new year!   I hope your new year started out as well as ours did.


I did get one walk on the beach in–between showers and wind gusts!   We still love the beach, though, rain or shine, but even the children were more than willing to look and not go in this time!



4 thoughts on “Happy New Year’s!”

  1. Now that sounds like a nice way to spend the New Year! Thank goodness you didn’t lose any of your frozen things. Had that happen to me several times and it’s not pleasant at all.


    1. Jane,
      Those freezers are full of 1/2 beef, chickens and turkeys we butchered, and all the fruits and vegetables we preserved during the summer. We do have a small generator we can use if need be, but we have to be home to use it:) So, yes, I’m extremely thankful the freezers are ok.

  2. Those pictures of the beach send chills right through my bones. My experiences with beaches at this time of year involve the icy old winds whipping across a very cold Lake Ontario. Definitely not a time to go camping! I’m sure it was much warmer than what I imagine…just a bit harder for me to completely comprehend. I’m glad you and your family had some fun in the great outdoors for New Years, Becky!

    1. Rhonda,
      It was cold, but we were very comfortable in our camper, which has a heater, kitchen, and shower. I’m sure Lake Ontario is much colder than we were, but we are used to such a temperate climate here in western Oregon. We did face a lot of rain the first part of our trip, then it turned cold, clear, but very windy. We did have some people move into the next campsite who were sleeping in a tent! Even in the rain, wind that caused branches to constantly hit the top of the camper, etc. Brave souls! Certainly tougher than me:)

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