We ended up going up to Westpoint to visit L.'s aunt and uncle for New Years. Since L.'s brother was with us it seemed like a perfect chance for L.'s uncle to give us all a tour of all the pretty parts. The mess hall looks just like the one in Harry Potter which is funny since all his kids and him are very much into that. There are cannons captured from all wars that the army was involved in including British cannons from the Revolutionary war.
After that we went back to their house on the base to play games which seems to always be the tradition. Playing Apples to Apples with a bunch of little kids makes for choosing an entirely different strategy. I instead went for the most laughs from the adults but still ended up not making out that bad for my collection of cards.
Midnight struck, we all kissed and drank Martinelli's and then we decided to head home. As we left the base of course there were guards on duty. I was glad I was not them but they looked like they were having fun too.