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My wife and I managed to escape to Encinitas together for a post holiday recovery and to ring in the new year together while Grandma watches the kids. This is a tradition we have done for many years were we celebrate the New Year together and the previous several years we have rung in the New Year in Las Vegas usually at The M hotel drinking Champagne while we watch the ball drop.
This year instead we are doing a Dinner Cruise to ring in the New Year, and the 4 hour cruise will actually be on the water when the ball drops. 2011 was a fairly good year to our family and any complaints I have are more than outweighed by the blessings for sure.
Today is just a relaxation day and maybe dining out on some great restaurants around the area. You know we will be visiting East Asian Village Diner which is one of our favorite places and we order a Monk Stone Pot every time we come visit California.
This will be the first trip where I have my iPad 2, Bloggie Camera and iPod Touch in tow, so I should be able to take more pictures of the beach if I should go down there.