New Years Eve Eve.
2011 is coming so soon!
Time to prepare for the fiesta.
Necessities: Sparklers, Cider, Hats, and Horns.
After contemplating whether or not we wanted to spend our entire night shopping at Walmart,
we left for Downtown Stuart to get some ice cream.
In case there's any question as to which ice cream parlor is better -
it's Kilwins - all the way - no question.
Kilwins has been sweet since 1947.
So - I think that says it all.
[Chris had to prove he wasn't afraid to jump off the circle platform]
We brought one pack of sparklers to test the waters.
I'm pretty sure we cleared the walmart sparkler shelf - we bought twelve packs
That's 360 sparklers - but I have no doubt we'll go through them all.
[each with a photo - I have a major problem]
There was too much light from the surrounding buildings and bridge
so the shutter speed couldn't be very long or everything would come out really bright.
Also, I didn't have my tripod = blurry background.
We were doing our sparkler experiment at the very edge of the furthest dock.
I was super afraid some police force was going to come running and arrest us
because I wasn't 100% sure we were allowed to do sparklers in a public setting.
At one point, there was a small group of people walking towards us - and I was sure they were going to
ask us what we were doing and that we needed to leave because lighting sparklers on public property is a felony and they were going to take our names and report us.
So I panicked.
"Just don't throw them while their here"
"You guys sure you don't want to leave"
"They're not stopping!"
"They're really close to us"
It ended up being a bunch of old snowbirds.
We would light the sparklers and they would "Ooohhh" and "Aaahhhh"
Like they've never seen it done before.
Old people are so funny.
One of the old people that was catching up with the group came up to us and said,
"Oh, it's not a cigar party - dang"
and then they left.
All that stressing for nothing,
Story of my life.
I can't believe New Years Eve is tomorrow.
Where did the time go.
I still feel like it was just New Years Eve 2009,
rollerblading and bike riding with my sibs.
This year has gone by so fast.
I did not approve of the throwing.
I was still certain we were going to be asked to leave or worse expelled
[Every time I make a Harry Potter reference - or any movie for that matter - I feel like
I have to explain it because people might not get it - or it will just go by unnoticed - a wasted joke]
I'll admit - it looks cool though.
Like a Harry Potter spell.
[P.S.] I really tried to use as few photos as possible.
Why is this so hard for me.
I even tried to take less - so that I wouldn't have to feel bad for the ones I
didn't put up.
I can't wait for New Years Eve.
Here we come 2011.