Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Houghton Rd Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center has a Christmas tree, the National Tree is on the Ellipse and we have one on Houghton Rd near the campground.  It isn't as large as theirs, but someone thought enough of it to decorate it for all to see.  Now if we could get some electric lights on the tree it would be complete.  What do you think?

When our daughters were very young we used to take them down to the Ellipse to see the National Tree and all the trees from each state.  They had some reindeer in corrals and it was always a must see for us.

There was a nativity scene on the Ellipse during the 50s & 60s and it was always a highlight to see it, too.  There have been numerous attempts to exclude the nativity scene over the years and I'm not sure if it is still included.     

 The Pathway of Peace around the National Christmas Tree is free and open to visitors starting the week of December 15, daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., through January 1. The pathway loops around the National Christmas Tree and features 56 unique Christmas trees to represent each U.S. state, U.S. territory, and the District of Columbia.

If we are ever back in the DC area around Christmas time we will surely make it a point to take the trip down there and see the trees and decorations.   

We attended the coffee and donuts gathering this morning at the clubhouse and arrived early, but not early enough to snare a couple apple fritters.  Evidently they are well liked and you have to get there at least 25 minutes early to get one.  Maybe next week.  We also participated in the "lucky buck" drawing but did not win again.  We've won it once in the 8 years we've been in the park.  

Gerry joined the "quilting ladies" at the clubhouse after coffee and made a lot of progress on her quilt.  She's been working on the quilt on and off for a long time and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.  

At the last minute we decided to have dinner at Argenziano's in nearby Corona de Tucson.  It's an Italian restaurant in the building of the old Road Runner Market.  The Road Runner moved to a new building nearby.  We both enjoyed our meals and wound up taking home enough food for lunch tomorrow.  

That was our exciting day, how was yours?

1 comment:

  1. Oh what memories. I've been to the Ellipse to see the trees and the lighting ceremony. What fun that was but then I decided there were just too many people. Apple fritters are really popular here in our park also. I don't like most donuts - but Krispy Kremes rank pretty high on my list. When our kids come down in March that is one of the first places my son wants to go.