Friday, January 6, 2012

Puppy Celebrates the New Year

 We have a New Year's Day tradition of heading out to a beach in the morning - my husband always chooses a beach we don't normally visit - and we take the dogs for their first romp of the New Year.

This year, we visited Cold Storage Beach in Dennis, and hit it while the tide was still coming in, but while there was still plenty of beach to walk and explore. And Puppy had her New Years Romp.

The weather was gorgeous, unseasonably warm for a second New Year's Day in a row but not quite the t-shirt weather we had on January 1st of 2011. Puppy likes it colder anyway, and was exhausted by the end of the walk. She's turning 2 years old at the end of this month, so as far as she knows, this is the beach we visit EVERY New Year's Day. And maybe we will from now on. It's a great beach, and a great tradition.

Later that day, we went to a party with friends, where we ate barbeque and black-eyed peas .... apparently, it's a Southern tradition to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day to bring good luck in the coming year.

(I liked the beach walk better. So did Puppy.)

What are some of your New Year's Day traditions?


  1. As kids, we went to Aunt Mae and Uncle Walter's for New Years Day dinner. There was always another plum pudding for dessert. Before your time, but I bet your mom remembers. Now? it's avoiding the Mummer's Parade on tv.

  2. Puppy can get up to ramming speed as long as she has a few miles of beach!

  3. My favorite part about Cold Storage Beach was the total lack of seaweed ;-) What Puppy really loves to do is roll in the extra stinky stuff... time for another bath adventure....


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