I was invited to spend New Year’s Eve at Big Beaver Lake. I was a bit reluctant to go at first, but sure glad I did. It was a great way to bring in the new year with some really great people. Russ and Linda were perfect hosts. Evan and his friends supplied the pyrotechnics. The food was good, and had a really fun time.
It was a beautiful crisp night, dipping down close to -10F / -23C. The blue moon was out, turning the night into day. All around the lake revelers had their huge bonfires, and the requisite fireworks to bring the new year in with a bang.
Didn’t get to bed until 03:00. Up at around 08:30… Linda fixed a hearty breakfast for all, and then it was time to relax, watch a little football, and then suit up for the ritual clean-up duty of the fireworks debris on the lake. The firepit was still holding plenty of hot coals, and a log or two brought the flames back to life. We made a quick pass of the area, and retrieved all the trash. All in all, a small price to pay for the fun of the new year’s eve revelry.
Soon it was time to go, and head back to town. I wished my hosts all the best, and many thanks for a wonderful time. Hey, I’m already looking forward to next year…
Out with the old… in 30 seconds. (Just think if this was in your house… Be careful with the trees getting too dry.)
Fireworks on the lake
Hope all have a safe, healthy, happy, and prosperous new year!