O Christmas Tree December 21st, 2010
Last night we took my cousin Katie down to the Ellipse to see the National Christmas Tree. We met up on the metro, which Katie handled like an old pro, and then scurried down from Farragut North, past the White House, to see the beautiful tree. It may be cheesy, but it puts me in the holiday spirit every single year.
Lucky for us, our timing was perfect. As we circled to check out the ornaments on the 50-states little trees, a bagpipe-playing Santa came out of the elves workshop right in front of us, piping some Christmas tunes and ho-ho-ho-ing. It was pretty legit as far as holiday displays and music go.
We were freezing at that point, so it was time for some dinner — Katie’s favorite: Chipotle. What a great and totally festive way for us to spend the evening 5 nights before Christmas and almost the winter solstice.
On a side note, the lights on the tree are MUCH improved from what I remember in past years. AND the train display was running it’s path around the base of the tree. AND it wasn’t so crowded that you couldn’t get up to the front to bask in the yule log warmth.
Iowa’s tree! You’ll have to take my word for it. The camera-phone doesn’t deal well with the varying light levels… MERRY CHRISTMAS!
tags: Christmas, DC, Holidays, white house
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