It was time
again to get a tree for Christmas. We have been very happy with
the trees we've gotten from King Trees in Bruceton so we decided to go
there again this year and find another tree. I checked the Jeep
for saw, gloves, and something to tie down the tree with once it was
cut. With all our gear accounted for, we loaded into the Jeep and
past I have taken the road less traveled. Due to the recent snow
and rain, I elected instead to stick to the highway and get there, get
the tree, then come home directly. We didn't need any extra drama!
We reached King Trees
and after checking in at the house, drove out to the fields. The
new bridge over I-68 that replaces the tunnel under the highway was
complete enough to drive over.
We went directly to
the field from which we got
our last tree.
There were several candidates to choose from. I brought the Jeep
down to the area near the trees we were looking at.
agreed which tree we wanted to bring home, we had one of the other trees
hold the camera to take our picture.
Maria and Tom wandered around Ted and I made short work of cutting down
the tree. Ted pulled it toward him to keep the saw from binding
and I cut it off. It didn't take more than 2 minutes.
tree was to be loaded onto the top of the Jeep. That was
interesting. But we got it done... We wanted to take another
picture of the four of us, but having been reminded why we were here,
none of the other Christmas Trees would cooperate and hold the camera to
take our picture. So we had to take turns taking the pictures of
each other with the captured tree.
the ground was solid enough to allow us (in 4-LO) to creep back up the
hill without leaving tracks and return to the trails leading back to the
house. When we got to the top Maria told me she wanted to get
another small tree to put in the family room on a table. So I
stopped and she went out to find the tree she wanted. Pretty soon
she yelled and pointed out her selection...
So I got
busy taking this monster down.
It was such
a struggle that I had to wield my vanquished adversary!
We tied the
little tree to the Jeep, and made sure everything was secure.
we drove down to the house and paid for our trees!
another great day at King Trees. We drove home and trimmed the
base of the two trees, got them into stands and placed them into the
house. A couple days later it looked like this:
And of course, the small tree...
Maria decided this year she had enough Santa Claus figures to decorate a
tree completely with Santa's!