We're home having returned early from First Night Santa Cruz. The parade was wonderful despite the heavy downpour. Everyone including us popped out our umbrellas and linked them to create a several blocks long canopy. I recognized several friends in the parade and it was wonderful to meet many other friends as we wandered the closed off streets.
Though the rains abated halfway through the parade, the temps dropped considerably making the indoor venues significantly crowded. Nonetheless, we all had quite a bit of fun.
Selene and I retired to our home and cuddled up, bringing in the new year with a sensual midnight delight.