Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve 2013

New Year's Eve is my least favorite holiday, but this year was at least varied.

Taking off in the morning, Sharon and I hiked the South Fork American River Trail. We did it as a through hike from Magnolia Ranch to Skunk Hollow. We took two cars and dropped a car at Skunk Hollow. Hitting the trail about 10:15 am, we covered 11 1/2 miles in almost exactly five hours. My RunKeeper app showed that we were hiking for about 4 hours and 5 minutes. We stopped for lunch near the old movie set. Maps and Google Earth views of the hike are here.

Getting home and cleaned up, we wandered over to one of our neighbors [Dan and Deborah] for a small get together. From there we went to a late dinner at Plan B. We took a bottle of Sea Smoke Pinot Noir that I had given Sharon for Christmas last year. Sharon had duck comfit, while I had rack of lamb.

We finished the night like we did last year watching the fireworks from the upstairs deck and listening to the turkeys gobble.

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