Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Eve Campout Lake Livingston State Park 2011



Last year, I slept in the loft of a shelter.  This year, I opted to pitch my tent next to the water.  Mine is the tiny green one.  This may become a yearly tradition.  It's nice to not have to drive the roads with the drunks.  My share of the campsite fees was $12.  I also contributed champagne, a bundle of firewood, and guacamole but still only spent around $50 total.

I'm excited to finally be allowed a campfire again.  The drought is not over, but at least we have gotten some rain and we have a break from the severe fire threat.  I was beginning to think I would be telling my future grandchildren stories about when it used to rain in Texas...or when the entire state went up in flames. 

Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year.      

    

13 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

Looks like a great way to ring in the New Year! I, too, wanted to avoid the drunks on the road. I much preferred to be the drunk who fell asleep at 12:05 AM on the 1st.

Kelly said...

Our community provided the fireworks show that had been originally planned for July 4th and cancelled due to a burn ban.

Michael Manning said...

Happy New Year, Jen and what a unique way to spend the Holiday!

Brian Miller said...

woohoo on the rebirth of campfires...been through those restrictions a few times....happy new year!

sage said...

sounds like a great way to welcome in the new year!

Christina said...

That is beautiful....Happy New Year and you dont have to be a bunny person to be welcome at my blog!

Tempo said...

It's the fireban period here in OZ, every year from October through to April we may not light any kind of fire outdoors (except gas BBQ's) not that you'd want a fire in summer here.. Not that you'd want to camp in the incredible Summer temperatures we have here either. I do grab a few days here and there when we have a cool spell but thats rare to say the least. I've been trying to get away this week but with temps well above 100 it doesn't look like it's going to happen.
I hope you have a great new year Jen...

....Petty Witter said...

What a great way to see in the new year, here's hoping 2012 will be a good un.

Anita said...

Beautiful and serene sight.

Happy New Year!

Grannybunny said...

It appears that Jen has flown the nest for good this time. Godspeed!

Anita said...

I hope all is well, Jen. Get back to blogging when you can. :)

Tempo said...

I know youre out there Jen....Geocache.com said you'd logged in recently (but not updated)
I hope youre traveling well

Shanae Branham said...

I love campfires. I am glad you get to have one again. Enjoy!
Cheers,
Shanae
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