One of the biggest things on my To Do list after Thanksgiving was to acquire a Christmas Tree. After two years of spending the holiday mobile in the deserts of Arizona, I was really excited to head out with Sprocket “to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols” in our 4-wheel drive sleigh.
Life is really tough when this is your view leaving town to go find a tree:
As I got out of the Jeep, I realized that I had neglected to pack the snowshoes but since we were already at the top of Red Mountain Pass, I opted to deal with posthole-ing to find a tree. Sprocket was unimpressed by my attempt to get a photo of him with the tree and took the opportunity for a rest break:
Our tree this year came from almost 11,000′ above sea level and is just a beauty.
I feel so lucky that this is how I go about obtaining my Christmas cheer:
The 3Up Christmas Tree, 2014: