We had a fabulous New Year's Eve! Maybe not by others' standards (we didn't go out to party at the bars) but by our standards it was absolutely perfect.
After work, we went straight to the Metro station and took a train to Stuart's place. He wasn't really feeling that great, so we hung out with him for a while and he allowed me to watch some reality TV that I've been missing (we don't have TV and don't plan on getting it anytime soon).
We left Stuart at about 11:00 and took the Metro down to the National Mall. Our plan was to walk down to the Lincoln Memorial and toast the New Year on the steps in front of Abe. We made it to the Washington Monument, and then it struck midnight. My absolutely wonderful boyfriend had brought a bottle of champagne and plastic champagne glasses, so we were able to toast in style.
It was 22 degrees with a wind chill that felt like about 0, so we were FREEZING, but we had so much fun. I also need to mention (and I apologize for the sappiness) that one year ago last night was the night I told Joe I loved him for the first time. On top of the Eiffel Tower. So, it's a special night for us. :-)
We walked the empty streets of Washington D.C. for a bit after our toast, and then caught the Metro back home. Our dogs were waiting faithfully for us and we wished them a happy 2009 as well. :-)
Joe and I have a goal to be in a major city every New Year's Eve. 2009 we were in Washington D.C. in front of the Washington Monument:
2008 we were in Paris, France in front of the Arc D'Triomphe:
2010 we hope to be in New York City, but who knows where the next year will take us. Our 2008 was absolutely amazing, full of love and new adventures. I really believe our 2009 will be even more amazing. Can't wait!