Local Event Review: New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in St. Johns

Most of the time on New Year’s Eve, I stay home with my pets. Living in Michigan, the weather is not exactly great for hanging outside around midnight. Leaving my house at 10 pm is just not something I do. Yes, I realize this behavior makes me old. This year in St. Johns, Michigan, there was a ball drop event.

Watching the ball drop in New York is one of my items on my bucket list. I realize our little local ball drop is nothing in comparison. But the event was still fantastic to attend.

Favorite Part

I admit, there is something special about a group of diverse people loudly counting down to midnight to usher in the new year. The bright colored ball with 2020 shining brightly against the dark sky was perfect.

Least Favorite Part

Even though the local bars were still open for business, I personally would have loved to seen local vendors set up. What can I say, an elephant ear or fried cake would have been an excellent addition to the evening.

Will I attend the event again? 

Yes, most definitely.  The ball drop did not occur properly due to a  malfunction. I would like to witness the ball drop as the count down happens. Of course, I am still hoping for an elephant ear covered in powder sugar.

What you need to know if you attend? 

If you attend in the future, dress in warm clothes.  The Michigan nights are cold. Even with the close proximity to everyone, the night air was chilly.


January Photo Prompts

A new year and a new decade, time to get creative. Do you need some ideas for photos in January? Check out the list below.

  1.  Happy New Year’s Day! Welcome 2020, with a new selfie.
  2. New beginnings
  3. Snow or weather
  4. Big
  5. Silhouette
  6. Collecting or collections
  7. Shadows
  8. Cold
  9. Peaceful
  10. Bright
  11. Up-close
  12. Water
  13. Signs
  14. Hot
  15. Your current view
  16. Sunset or sunrise
  17. Beauty
  18. Nature
  19. Far away
  20. Book
  21. Chocolate or sweets
  22. Reflection
  23. Love
  24. Fun
  25. Beverage
  26. Comfy
  27. Pet
  28. Shapes
  29. Colors
  30. Adventure
  31. Your creative choice
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