We decided to drive up to Morehead City and go to the Crystal Coast Countdown. We found parking right across the street from the park and the restaurant right next to the truck became our dinner destination. We had a fantastic seafood dinner! Crabmeat stuffed shrimp, New England clam chowder, snow crab legs, twice baked potatoes, cornbread and hush puppies! Phew. Needless to say we were FULL!
After we ate we walked around the docks for a bit and just digested.
After we felt less full we saw they had ice skating in the park. We buy tickets and rent skates and once we saw the ice we were confused.
It wasn't ice!!!
I shouldn't be surprised, it is eastern North Carolina, but it was different. The 'ice' was plastic that fit together like puzzle pieces and then was wetted down with some liquid.
We've ice skated before but our minimal technique didn't work on this! It was really hard to get momentum and I'm surprised neither of us fell! A lot of kids were falling every time they moved.
After 'skating' we went to listen to the live music and did a little bit of line dancing. Once it got closer to midnight we staked out a spot on the docks as close as possible to the fireworks.
The big thing was a crab pot drop.
The crab lost power twice on the way down, it was pretty funny actually. Then at midnight the band played Auld Lang Syne and the fireworks went off.
I didn't try and take any more pictures so even though this one was blurry I don't mind. It was more important to cuddle up with my husband and watch.
It was pretty great.
Today we slept in and then went to Ale House to watch the Capital One Bowl. Luckily the gamecocks won!!
In a bit we're going to see Saving Mister Banks with my friend Donna. All in all it's been a great start to what I hope is a great year.
Happy New Year my friends!!