Happy 2016!

Our two weeks camping off of Rockhouse Road was topped off by a pretty epic New Years Eve celebration.

Drea suggested that we burn some sort of symbol in effigy at the end of the night, and a wooden borrego was born.

We had another pot luck dinner. This time I made a much easier phyllo dough recipe, vegan spanakopita.

There was a DJ setup and karaoke.

We found that a rectangle firepit was more efficient than the traditional circle.

There was about 7 hours to kill until midnight. Pictured, Tim, Kelly, Mike & Brian.

Shannon, Drea, Jase & Jessie.

Iain, Kate & Kerensa.

The Roaming Pint meets Here for the Beer. Maria & Brian and Tim & Amy.

Gus, Skyler, Kurt, Heather, Chris & Todd.

As the clock struck midnight, the borrego was lowered into the fire and with wishes for a happy new year.

Instagram accounts that were here this week:


FINAL 2015 Cost of Camping:
157 night paid camping
208 nights free camping
365 days this year
Total spent: $3708.53
Daily average cost: $10.16

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  • Reply Bernie Gilles January 2, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Happy New year, loved the lowering of the Borrego, epic 🙂

  • Reply Rich January 2, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Hmmm, seems like quite a dense crowd of people whose entire lifestyle is to avoid dense crowds of people…!

    • Reply Leigh January 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Ha! It’s different when you know all your neighbors. 🙂

  • Reply Brenda January 2, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Happy New Year, Leigh and Brian! The desert is special.

  • Reply Koos de Heer January 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Happy New Year Brian and Leigh!
    Great pictures. Looks like an awesome crowd and a very happy celebration.
    Hope our paths will cross again in the coming year.
    Love and a big hug
    Stefan and Koos

    • Reply Leigh January 5, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Thanks you guys, you too! Yes, I hope to see you both – email me your plans for the U.S. if you’ve got any!

  • Reply noshbus January 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I’m glad we carry all the lights and DJ equipment everywhere we go for that one night a year we can use it 🙂

    • Reply Leigh January 13, 2016 at 9:18 am

      You guys are awesome! Thanks for that!! 🙂

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