Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Eve 2011

31 December 2011 in Surfside Beach, South Carolina was sunny and warm so we spent our morning and most of the afternoon out on the deck reading and watching the dolphins in the ocean.  The beach was very busy with lots of weekend visitors for the holiday.

The start to our New Year's Eve celebration was enjoying a great meal at our favourite restaurant The Gulf Stream Cafe in Garden City, while enjoying live jazz music in the background.  We were joined by our good friends, Shirley, Tony, Maddie and Bill.

We then drove to Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach to enjoy a very colourful display of fireworks.  Here we are waiting for the show to begin...

After waiting for the traffic to lift at Broadway at the Beach and doing a little browsing in the shops, Paul and I were invited to join our friends at their resort, The Myrtle Beach Resort, for an evening of celebration at the Cabana near the beach.  It was quite crowded and noisy with all those in party mode.  Being the driving for the evening, this was my one and only glass of wine for the night!

At 10 p.m. the first toast to the New Year was made so "the older folks" could leave if they so wished.  At 10:30 p.m. we requested the DJ to announce a toast for all the Newfoundlanders in the room.  I believe there were 8 of us in all.  Then at 11 p.m., our table made a toast for the New Brunswick New Year for Paul.  Then finally at midnight we brought in 2012 with all of those in the cabana.  During the evening we were able to see some fireworks outside coming from the campgrounds nearby.

Our evening finished with drinks and snacks with our friends, before getting home at a very late time for us, of 1:30 a.m.  It was fun to be able to share the evening with great friends.  May we be able to carry on a similar tradition.

Happy 2012

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  1. Looks like you had fun on New Year's Eve. Glad to see that you are enjoying yourselves.


  2. Hi Marilyn & Paul,
    My My My We love it when friends are enjoying the high live of warm climate while we are struggling with icy sidewalks, freezing temps and heating bills through the roof. But hey we get by and everyday is a challange eh!
    Nice to see your blog it looks like a labour of love.
    Now have yourself a great and Happy New Year.
    Cheryl & Claude