The original plan was for Skye and I to go to really cool local tree farm on Friday and either actually cut down our own tree or at least buy from a place where they grew the trees.
We decided we would surprise Cindy with procuring our Christmas tree a day earlier than we had all agreed upon.
We started off by going to a local place where we've purchase a tree before.
They weren't so pretty this year.
Their selection was limited to say the least; so we went over to Ponce City Market, just a stone throw away. They had more trees to choose from, but they all looked the same, sort of like a big bushy shrub. And they were quite pricey. The staff were very polite and friendly, so at least there's that.
Skye suggested we go to Home Depot. They have lots of trees and that's where we got a tree last year....
And they did have a lot of trees.
The problem was that they were still all bounded up and in stacked in piles. It was kind of like a grab back. You don't know what the tree will look like until you get it home.
Yeah, no thanks.
So we ended up going back to our original plan of heading out tomorrow to go to a proper Christmas tree farm. We'll see how that goes.
My cousin used to own a Christmas tree farm when we lived in Oregon. We would take a chainsaw and jump on a couple of his ATV's and cruise around until one tickle our fancy.
We also had really tall ceilings so we ended up with a 12 foot tree. Even then we had more ornaments than would fit on the tree.
Jon Danniells is an adventurer and traveler, a teacher and student, a husband and a father, a cook and a farmer, a "week-end warrior" (very amateur athlete) and has not earned any money on these labors of love.When I googled myself what showed up first was my IMDB listing, which is basically a resume for my 20 and then some year career in film, for which I fortunately do get paid.