It's New Year's Eve,
the time to go to beach!
Yuri loves going to winter beaches.
In winter, there are less people on the beach,
so you can feel like that you are at a private beach.
And the cold air you touch while being in a warm jacket and blanket
and warmth from sun make her simply happy and peaceful.
Yuri loves New Year's Eve.
For her, New Year's Eve is always filled with the feeling of achievement
(no matter what she has done in the year)
and excitement for the new year.
Many Japanese people believe that if you pray at the fist sunrise of the new year,
the year will be great and your dream comes true.
In Oregon, we cannot see the sunrise,
so instead, she wanted to thank to the last sunset.
Because of all of that, why not spending the New Year's Eve at the beach, right?
Last couple of years, we could not do so due to the bad weather,
but this year seemed to be perfect.
So we did.
And it was amazing.