In an effort to get into the holiday spirit, Tom and I took Ashton on a walk to the 2014 National Christmas Tree by the White House last night.
The night was warm, compared to recent temperatures, so it was perfect for a long stroll. On our way, we passed another huge tree outside of the new CityCenter downtown. It’s amazing how fast that area has built up, with lots of high-end shops and two new upscale restaurants.
This tree is huge, and I can’t help but wonder if a few tourists could have been confused and mistaken it for the national tree. Then again, there were no crowds, so probably not.
We walked on, until we came to the main event. I had to pick Ashton up to keep him from being trampled underfoot or stolen by a small child.
Even on a Monday, it was packed so we didn’t go inside the fence and chose to enjoy from the sidelines.
I hope to never stop enjoying being a tourist in my own town.