With two of our favorite friends from Oklahoma in tow, Scott and I celebrated our last New Year's Eve in NYC the most classic way possible: Times Square Ball Drop!
First of all, I need to confess that in this case, I use the term "Times Square" lightly. Normally, Times Square would be considered the range of 42nd St. to 47th St., and we were standing waaaaaay up on the 57th St. block. But our entire goal was to be able to witness the ball dropping into 2013 with our own two eyes, and that we did!
See? That light blue streak of light in the middle...was the 20-story building which the ball was on.
Here are my quickest tips for surviving such an adventure:
1. Wear a ton of layers. I wore 5 tops, tights, jeans, wool socks, my biggest winter coat, a hat that covered my ears, and a giant scarf. I wasn't sorry. The good news is that the millions of people packed into each tiny block also really help block the wind.
We went, we stood, we saw, we left. Welcome, 2013!