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O’ Christmas, tree

December 1st, 2006 at 02:18 pm


Tonight we will go out shopping for our Christmas Tree, now I am not much into shopping for a tree, I rather be hiking for that “ just perfect” tree. However, my DH is determined not to go out in the hills, for hours searching. I noticed several tree lots on the way to work the other day, takes me back to memories of Charlie Brown Christmas program when I see drooping Christmas lights, strung across the tops of the trees, I can almost smell hot cocoa. I rather give my dollars to the man that is withstanding the wintry weather, than to a corporate store.
Christmas lighting festival is held each year at a little Bavarian town Leavenworth, not far from my home, this little town has come along way in the past 50 years, both my inlaws and my dad lived in this little place known as the Alps of the Northwest. It truly is one on my favorite places to be, except for all of the tourists, buses and buses of these people will brave the icy passes tomorrow morning to see the spectacular lights of the town be turned on at precisely 4:00. Now if you are lucky enough to find a parking spot and brave the crowds, it truly is a brilliant event, fire pits set up in the streets keep visitors cozy along with street vendors selling warm beverages.
I sound like the chamber of commerce. Anyway, I will be there, watching the illumination of the snow filled treetops and rooftops. Happy December 1.

5 Responses to “O’ Christmas, tree”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    Sounds wonderful. Bundle up!

  2. fern Says:

    Is this the town, i thought it was somewhere in CA, where the whole town has all authentic looking Swiss shops and even the retailers themselves dress in authentic Bavarian outfits? I was there 25 years ago; we just stumbled upon it and i was fascinated.

  3. baselle Says:

    I love Leavenworth, WA but I don't go all that often because I can just imagine the hordes.

    As for trees - when I was a grad student and lived near I-5, our neighbor would sell C-trees from the back of his yard. I loved the smell of hundreds of trees emanating from his lawn. So frugal because I never felt the need to have one in the house!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Okay, now you're making me want to hop over the pass to go see it. Though driving anywhere until we're completely thawed out over here is not an option.

  5. happyzookeeper Says:

    Sounds lovely! Thanks for noticing I've been gone btw! Life has gotten busy

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