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Old 12-02-2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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What are you plans for New Years Eve?

We'll be spending it on Sanibel Island in our RV -- took a couple of vacation days, too.

Probably eat fish, drink wine, visit with others and definitely be walking the beach when the new year arrives. The Gulf Coast sky rivals the Tucson sky as one of my favorite places to look up and get dreamy.

What're you doing?
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Same as every year since 1986 -- stay home, cook a nice dinner, start fires in both the fireplaces, play Scrabble with the young wife, bundle up and watch the fireworks from the back yard, try not to fall asleep before midnight.
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DD is scheduled to have sinus surgery on Dec 28 and will be recovering at our house so we're expecting that New Year's will be pretty quiet.
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My nephew the Army Ranger and his fiancée will be here so we might go out and watch living visions of hell everyone on the street lighting their fireworks.

Or we'll stay home and try to avoid the smoke inhalation. Maybe a late movie at one of the "safe haven" air-conditioned theaters. And earplugs...
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I usually celebrate mine with a bang.
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Probably go out for a nice breakfast...most likely at Cracker Barrel. then planning on grilling a couple of nice ribeyes, along with all of the trimmings for dinner. Plus we'll have all of our standard New Year's Eve snack stuff around too. Boiled shrimp, chips, veggies, & dips, crackers & cheese, and all that sort of stuff...about the same each year. Oh, and I bought a bottle of Welch's sparkling grape to wash it all down.

We'll watch the various NYE celebrations on TV from NYC and Chicago, maybe light up a bunch of fire-crackers at midnight, have another midnight snack (or 2) and then go to bed sometime after that.
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DH and I will be taking a moonlit cruise on the river. I will be in an evening gown, DH will be wearing a Prince Charlie and kilt...commando...as a good Scot should. We will have dinner, dancing and will watch the fire works from deck. After the cruise we will return to the suite I booked at a Downtown Hotel. I will change into a really naughty outfit I bought for the occasion and continue ringing in the New Year with more "fireworks". We will take a cab home when we surface sometime the next morning or afternoon.
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DH and I will be taking a moonlit cruise on the river. I will be in an evening gown, DH will be wearing a Prince Charlie and kilt...commando...as a good Scot should. We will have dinner, dancing and will watch the fire works from deck. After the cruise we will return to the suite I booked at a Downtown Hotel. I will change into a really naughty outfit I bought for the occasion and continue ringing in the New Year with more "fireworks". We will take a cab home when we surface sometime the next morning or afternoon.
Wow!

I'll be going to a house party. It is always fun, but doesn't sound quite up to Cattusbabe's plans.

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DH and I will be taking a moonlit cruise on the river. I will be in an evening gown, DH will be wearing a Prince Charlie and kilt...commando...as a good Scot should. We will have dinner, dancing and will watch the fire works from deck. After the cruise we will return to the suite I booked at a Downtown Hotel. I will change into a really naughty outfit I bought for the occasion and continue ringing in the New Year with more "fireworks". We will take a cab home when we surface sometime the next morning or afternoon.
The heck with Sanibel...
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Well, definitely not as "hot" as some of your plans, but..........

we'll be heading "up nort" to the Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. Hoping for snow and cold so we can enjoy snow shoeing and/or hiking in the woods daytime and frosty star gazing at night.


We love ritzy hotels, beaches, dining out and live music. But somewhere along the line, we've also come to love the forest and the outdoors during the dead of winter. Last year, just before midnight, we were sitting around a bonfire with friends toasting our good luck to be together with hot chocolate and Schnapps when wolves began to howl in the distance......
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We love ritzy hotels, beaches, dining out and live music. But somewhere along the line, we've also come to love the forest and the outdoors during the dead of winter. Last year, just before midnight, we were sitting around a bonfire with friends toasting our good luck to be together with hot chocolate and Schnapps when wolves began to howl in the distance......
I was a long-time Wisconsinite (MKE and Madison) and always wanted to have the best of both worlds at a place like Canoe Bay. Never made it up there, but maybe some day.
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I was a long-time Wisconsinite (MKE and Madison) and always wanted to have the best of both worlds at a place like Canoe Bay. Never made it up there, but maybe some day.
Hmmmmm...... looks like a nice place Rich! I dropped the url into my follow-up folder. Thanks.

We'll be a couple of hours NE of there, just below the Wis/UP border, for New Years at the home of a lifelong friend/paddling partner.

BTW, did you wind up with a Hi-Lo or Trail Manor RV? How do you like it?
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BTW, did you wind up with a Hi-Lo or Trail Manor RV? How do you like it?
Trailmanor was the clear winner for us, loving it. We got the 31 foot model with king bed, tow it with an SUV and using it regularly. That's what we'll be taking to Sanibel.

Hope you make it to Canoe Bay (anniversary?) - it'll set back your FIRE date by about $375 per day .
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Trailmanor was the clear winner for us, loving it. We got the 31 foot model with king bed, tow it with an SUV and using it regularly. That's what we'll be taking to Sanibel.

Hope you make it to Canoe Bay (anniversary?) - it'll set back your FIRE date by about $375 per day .
Already FIRED'd!

Three days at Canoe Bay would run about as much as a week at a cabin on a lake up north.......but looks like it would be worth it!
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Hmmm...Well I think we'll have a nice dinner, some champagne, and then fall asleep 15 minutes after the 3 year old does...which would be about 8:45. Later we'll be suddenly wakened by fireworks, grumble like old people, and go back to sleep.
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We'll be spending it on Sanibel Island in our RV -- took a couple of vacation days, too.

Probably eat fish, drink wine, visit with others and definitely be walking the beach when the new year arrives. The Gulf Coast sky rivals the Tucson sky as one of my favorite places to look up and get dreamy.

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My wife and I will likely dine out early in the evening, nap or watch TV for a few hours, then go outside at midnight and watch the fireworks display coming from the nearby Plaza.
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DW is having surgery on the 14th and so we will be recovering. Depending on how she feels, we may stay home or go over to friends.
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DW is having surgery on the 14th and so we will be recovering. Depending on how she feels, we may stay home or go over to friends.
I wish her the best of health and a speedy recovery.

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