2021, Alaska, Arctic, Celebration, Fireworks, Happy New Year, New year, North, Winter
Moni and I spent the last couple hours before midnight, waffling as to whether or not we were going to head out and watch the fireworks show. See, fireworks don’t mean much up this way around early July. The big fireworks display in Barrow occurs on January First. And with most people in their cars (because it’s cold out there!), social distancing is a big can-do for this kind of thing. We heard different things about the prospects for fireworks this year, but in the end, the celebration was on. …not-so-much the gatherings that normally occur in the school afterwards, but fireworks? That part was definitely on! Only thing is Moni and I were both tired and feeling rather wimpy about the cold. In the last hour, we had decided we were definitely not going. Then decided to go in the last 15 minutes before midnight.
Hopefully, our inability to make a decision last night has more to do with the lingering effects of 2020 than the coming patterns of 2021. Either way, it was beautiful. I missed the chance to record the grand finale, and if my hand could talk, it would have been calling me names the entire time, but I recorded a decent chunk of the celebration. Moni got the finale.
Anyway, 2020 is finally behind us. Happy New Year!
Stay negative people!!!
Robert Hearn said:
Happy New Year! 🙂
Don of Time 🇨🇦 (@DonGibsons) said:
Happy New Year to both of you. Thanks, Daniel, for your thoughtful writing throughout the year.
Don in Gibsons BC
Happy New Year. Beautiful fireworks.
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How much fun!!! I so miss Alaskan fireworks. Kenai usually has a big shinding the day after Thanksgiving and many neighbors in North Kenai have a HUGE shows above the frozen lakes on New Year’s Eve. Thank you for sharing the festivities and many blessings in the next year!
Happy new year.