We can now say good-bye to 2011 and hello to 2012. It’s going to be a great year! Period!
I made some grand plans for New Year’s Eve 2011, which is also our Blue Doberman Ruby’s first birthday. Docking reservations for our boat were made at Nashville’s Riverfront Park. Lynrd Skynrd would be there, right where the music note would drop. Fifty-thousand people were going to be there too. People would line the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge to see what we would be right in the middle of below. Ruby was going to be excited that all of this was just for her.
Beth wasn’t quite as excited about the new plans. After all, Ruby is scared of fireworks. And what about all those people on the bridge looking down on us? In a crowd that large, someone would probably pee off that bridge. Besides that, in past years, we had not stayed up until midnight anyway. Hard to argue with common sense.
So, on December 26th, we took our boat back to Blackjack Cove Marina on Old Hickory Lake after an enjoyable stay with our friends at Rock Harbor Marina on the Cumberland River. We would celebrate Ruby’s Birthday and the New Year at Blackjack Cove Marina and the Black Pearl Restaurant. Ruby liked the idea because she had missed her friend Storm while we had been gone.
If increased activity along the Cumberland River is a sign of better times, the good times are on the way back to Middle Tennessee!
‘The Plan” for New Year’s Eve at the marina came together perfectly, and we actually managed to stay up past midnight too!
Have you ever heard of Polar Bear Tubing? That was the plan for noon the next day… so we set out to find them.
And we did.
And yes, they really were “Polar Bear Tubing.”
And we ended New Year’s Day 2012 with a feast among friends. Cabbage, Black-eyed Peas, Cornbread, Pork Roast, Deer Meet, Beer Can Chicken, etc etc.
Yes, it looks like 2012 is going to be just fine! Join us!