New Year’s Eve 2011 was an interesting evening. Since I had to return to work on January 2nd, Chris and I made the long drive from Chicago to Charleston and were exhausted. We arrived home around 9:30, ate some Ruby Tuesday’s curbside to go, and watched Dick Clark in the comfort of our pajamas. My how times have changed!
|This year, we suited up and went out!|
This New Year’s we ushered in the holiday with a friendly dinner, fireworks on the Bund, and some fun times at Bar Rouge.
The evening started with a “Sparkly” potluck supper / hombrew tasting with some of our Shanghai crew.
|It was wonderful to celebrate with friends from different parts of our lives.|
|As part of our celebration, we popped some Christmas Crackers. Inside my cracker was this lovely crown and a fingernail clipper.|
|Even Ditka was having a great time snuggling with our guests.|
After dinner, we boarded a 16-passenger van and headed to the Bund for the New Year’s countdown and fireworks!
|The police were out in full force to make sure everyone had a fun, safe evening.|
|We loved watching fireworks with hundreds of thousands of friends.|
After the fireworks, it was time to head to Bar Rouge for more fun and champagne!
|This was the multi level line to get in to Bar Rouge. Luckily, my "friend" John was able to get us in with no cover and no wait. :)|
|We're having fun with the Bosch Shanghai crew.|
|Those dots on this picture are not stars. They are floating lanterns containing well wishes for the new year!|
|Happy New Year everyone!!!|
It was a great night to suit up and go out! Thanks everyone for making the evening a night to remember, and have a great year!