The plan: wake up in time to make it to Jordan Lake Christmas Trees, right when they open at 9 AM to choose and saw down the perfect Christmas Tree.
What really happened: woke up at 8 AM, saw that it was raining, went back to sleep. Woke up again at 10:30 AM, after sleeping off our turkey-hangovers, to a slightly drier morning. Breakfast at Rick’s Diner and then the trip to choose the perfect tree.
There were lots to choose from and the farm even took the time to label some of them as “Charlie Brown” trees with blue straps. The Charlie Brown trees were slightly irregular and came with hefty discounts.
We fought the urge to scoop up one of these irregular trees, that really didn’t look that bad, and instead headed over the pre-cut section. The farm wasn’t going to let Chad use the chain saw anyways so some of the allure of the choose and cut section was lost.
The winner? A 7 foot Fraiser Fir for $48, definitely no discount, but a bargain for all the happiness it brings us to have a Christmas tree up the morning after Thanksgiving. We’re ready to enjoy a full month of fa la la la las.