Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

I hope you and your loved ones are enjoying the first day of 2013. Dan made me banana waffles for breakfast, so we're off to a great start.

Last night we brought in the new year in Ripon with some friends. It was such a lovely, low-key evening.

 Celebrating with a non-alcoholic beer; photo courtesy of Nick

Ripon is an old cathedral town. Even today the church plays a large role in the community.  It was really cool to see the whole town come together at the last minute for an evening service at the cathedral and a candle light procession to the town square.

Ripon Cathedral

It started around 11 pm and people just started pouring in from everywhere. By midnight the square was packed. By 12:15, it was empty again. It was a very different experience than I'm used to, but it was really nice.

And there were fireworks!

I hope your New Year's Eve was just as memorable.


  1. Happy New Year Calli and Dan! Sounds like last night was the perfect celebration. Can't wait to keep reading about your adventures in 2013!

    1. Happy New Year to you too! Likewise...I can't wait to read about all of your 2013 races and other adventures!