Thursday, December 17, 2009

Over the River and Through the Woods, Part 2

The Thrill of the Hunt

On Day 2 of our trip to the mountains to get our Christmas tree we woke up and headed out to the tree farm. The scenery on the way there was beautiful with snow covering the hillsides. It was 27 degrees so we bundled up in our coveralls and snow boots.

We piled into a hay wagon for the hay ride to the tree location.

Up the mountain we went.

Over the mountain and then down the other side.

Our hunting territory was filled with hunters with long sticks used to measure their prey.

Off we went on our hunt.

We found a good one right at the start but passed it up for more hunting, which is the fun part.
But after quite a bit of searching we decided to return to this tree, only to find it being cut down by other hunters.

We finally found another good one and posed for the required photo shoots in front of it.

One of the best parts is watching daddy struggle to carry the tree. I was fumbling with my gloves to take the picture, screaming "Hold it! Hold it!" "Don't move!" Daddy's love that.

While we waited for the tractor to come pick us up we posed for a family shot.

J.W. was a big help getting the tree to the car.

We got out of there just as all of that frozen mud started to thaw, just in the nick of time.

All in all it was a very successful hunt. The best part is that each time I look at the tree in our living room I'm reminded of our wonderful trip to the mountains.

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