With family in town for Christmas activities, we did a little sightseeing in DC and stopped at the National Christmas tree:
This is last year's tree:
I have memories of seeing this tree almost every year, and it seems to be getting smaller and smaller!
When I was little and when I took my kids when they were little, there were REAL reindeer, a burning yule log, hot cocoa, Santa, and of course the 50 trees decorated by state. This year there was only Santa's workshop that was darling, and when you got your picture taken with Santa they gave you a free digital download card with a code on it... times are changing! but it was free, imagine that!
It's pretty cool that we live near the White House and get to go into DC anytime we want. It took a trip to Europe for me to take my blinders off and appreciate DC more. It has so much to offer and is so beautiful.
I have toured the White House during Christmas before and it is jaw dropping gorgeous. They have 54 decorated trees this year. Here are some of the White House 2012 decorations:
Each year the White House chefs make a gingerbread house. This years is 300 lbs!
Their pooch "BO" is featured in alot of the seasonal decor.
The tree in the Blue Room:
Happy Holidays to all of our blog friends. Savor the journey!
Nancy and Bethany
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