new years 12/31/15 – 1/3/16

New Years Eve, it has become a tradition for us to go camping for the holiday. I would much rather be out camping than anywhere else. We had plans to go to a place along the Columbia River but with the recent heavy snows it wiped out the power and water pumps. Thoughts about places to go where we could boon dock came to mind but with 2 feet or more of snow, accessing them would prove difficult.  We then thought about going south to the Lewiston area but in the end decided to go to Cheney and the membership resort.

Wow, 2015…another year has come and gone. We had several great trips in 2015. The Wine Tour Rally in Prosser Washington in April was great fun. The Fall Colors Rally in Winthrop Washington is always a great trip. We were very bummed that we could not attend The Rally in Colorado Springs with the change at my work that made it so we could not attend. Of course our annual trip to Schweitzer Mountain for the Fall Festival is a never miss. Then there was a 2 month non camping time when the camper was being repaired at the factory.

This year we have trips planned for the Wine Tour in April, Montana Rally in August, Fall Festival at Schweitzer Mountain and the Seafood Festival Rally in October. We hope to get our camper out a bunch more too.

Now, on to our trip for New Years Eve. The weather would be cold on this trip. With highs in the teens and lows in the single digits the heater in the camper would get a workout. No new snow was forecast and no winds. The sun would be out so really, not bad at all. Myself, Cody and our dogs would head to the resort ahead of Joanne who had to work until later in the afternoon. So we got to the resort and set up camp and waited for her to arrive.

leaving home.

leaving home.

our spot at the resort

our spot at the resort

got our sitting area set up

got our sitting area set up

New Years Eve would find us in bed far before the stroke of midnight. We are morning people and staying up real late is a rarity for us. Our celebration is always the new year morning. Mimosas and breakfast while relaxing and thinking about last year and the new year is what we do.

mimosas getting prepared

mimosas getting prepared

The day went by pretty quickly considering we did not do much at all. We went to the hot tub for a while but really, that was the most productive thing we did. Sometimes days like that are what we need.

In the evening I had set up the side walls on our pop up tent so more heat would be held inside. It really works well and makes it a warm place to sit outside. Even with the sides open a little so we could look out, it was warm.

looking in our cozy warm sitting area

looking in our cozy warm sitting area

The lights shinning on the snow filled trees at night was really pretty. The mini golf area was a neat sight to see.

the mini golf area

the mini golf area

Later in the evening we sat inside the camper and played Mexican Train Dominoes. Cody, Joanne and I must have the same strategy as we had 3 stalemates. Kind of unusual for the game. We laughed about it but in the end, Joanne came back from last place and won. We all won though just being together.

dominoes

dominoes

On Saturday we would run around and get a couple things done. One was to go to Sprague to retrieve a geocache I had set out but had to archive due to a change in access rules where it was set. It was a nice short walk to retrieve the container. Then a short drive back to Cheney to get lunch and stop at a brewery. We had lunch at a great place for lunch, Rokkos. We always like finding  non chain type of restaurants.  Then the stop at the New Boundary Brewery was good time.

sorry about the focus but as you see, it was pretty with snow on the tall grasses

sorry about the focus but as you see, it was pretty with snow on the tall grasses

at fourth of july lake

at fourth of july lake

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we suggest trying this place

mmm, good food

mmm, good food

new boundary brewing was across the street from the restaurant

new boundary brewing was across the street from the restaurant

On Sunday it would be time to pack up and head home. It was a great trip out for New Years. This is how we like to celebrate the new year.

We hope you had a wonderful 2015 and wish you the very best in what 2016 brings.

rich and joanne

rich and joanne

cody and joanne

cody and joanne

 

new years 12/31/15 – 1/3/16

3 thoughts on “new years 12/31/15 – 1/3/16

  1. Great Report…..and good for you for heading out in the Snow….I remember those days! These days….I prefer heading South to warmer weather…..Ahhh the life of a Snowbird!

  2. Brrrrrrr!!!!!! We didn’t venture out on New Years as too many people are out celebrating. But, for 4 days/3 nights we are again at Fort Casey. No snow and much warmer but very windy. We look tor agates at low tide and watch the PT/Coupeville ferry land and depart. Hope you have a great 2016!!!

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