Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Annual Christmas Tree Hunt

B and I spent Thanksgiving as we always do -- up in Evergreen, Colorado.   And as always, we had a fabulous time.

We spent a day in Denver, wandering around LoDo and visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art.  We hadn't been to the MCA before, but found an interesting exhibit of art by Mark Mothersbaugh, the lead singer of DEVO.  Pretty fascinating stuff!
A highlight of our Thanksgiving week is the annual hike along Buffalo Creek in the South Platte Ranger District to find the perfect Christmas tree.  In the first picture, we are trying to decide if this spruce is tall enough:
 We decided that it was, indeed, tall enough (about 17 feet), and Erik cut it down:
 B and I always bring home a tree.  Ours is a wee bit smaller:
The hike out with the big tree is always fun:
We got it in the house and into the stand.  We must have measured the tree incorrectly in the forest.  It was a teeny bit tall:
We had some gorgeous sunsets during our time in Evergreen.  Unfortunately, it was very chilly and we didn't spent much time sitting on the deck.
 Our last day there, Sunday, we took another hike.
Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving!  We did!

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