Do we really need to push repeat? We count down to midnight, kiss everyone, shout out “Happy New Year,” then we drink too much. THEN, we nurse yet another January 1st hangover while watching the Rose Bowl Parade while lazing on the sofa. Couldn’t we try something different this year? Check out these ideas for getting outside while celebrating the new year.
“Breathe in . . . breathe out!” As we crest a small rise, I can hear my Mother’s voice from 30 years ago commanding me to take healthy lungs-full of the fresh mountain air. Naturally, I do as I’m told, enjoying the spicy scent of cedar and pine that wafts across the mountain.