I don’t know how you celebrated last night, but here are a few adventures to consider for this first day of the new year.
Coney Island Polar Bear Club
Source: Get your t-shirt at the Polar Bear Club Official Store
If you’re brave enough, join the Coney Island Polar Bear Club at noon today on the Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue for a swim in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a fundraiser for Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses.
All I can say is “Brrrrrrrr…”
Philadelphia Mummers Parade
Thousands of folks are lining Philadelphia’s Broad Street to cheer the mummers parade on its way to City Hall. This parade began in the 17th century—isn’t that amazing, especially for America with its relatively short history in comparison to, say, Europe? Here’s the parade route.
I love the idea of mummers; actually, I love the word “mummers”—such a fun thing to say out loud: “Mummers, mummers, mummers.”
Source: The Vintage Workshop, text added by me
Here’s one activity we either love or hate—I have both feelings. However, these are my goals for the year. Some action items are already in the works. If I don’t accomplish them all, it’s okay.
Junie Moon’s House
I’ve saved the best for last—my house. Hah! Nothing much is happening here today—just as I want it. Our Christmas tree is coming down and that’s all we’re doing.
Whether staying contentedly at home trying to come up with your 2009 goals, prancing down a city street in an outrageous costume, or you’ve completely lost your mind and are leaping into a large body of icy water—I wish you well in this new start to our year!