So, I figured I'd start the last day of the year the way I wished I'd started more days this past year -- I woke up early and took a hike in a National Park with my dad, my dog and one of my sons. We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves. My dad provided breakfast in the form of takeout coffee and bagels. It was a little cold when we started, but we warmed up as we walked and the sun rose higher. The most exciting wildlife we saw was a blue jay and some brown trout, but it was a great walk all the same!
Now I've got to get ready for the rest of the day --- family friendly NYE party at a friend's house in the afternoon and then head over to another friend's house to watch the Eagles' game and kick the New Years' festivities into high gear! It should be fun!