One of our great family traditions, started the first Christmas Travis and I were dating, is to go cut our Christmas tree from the national forest. For the past 5 years, that's been in the Buffalo Creek Wilderness Area in Pike National Forest, which is surprisingly just down the road from our house now. This year, we had to shoehorn it in around a European adventure, a wedding, possible food poisoning, and a crazy work schedule, but we managed to carve out the time to do it, even though it sat undecorated for a week. And I have to say, I think this is the best tree yet.
Beautiful Colorado day
We had a winter picnic with hot dogs, chili, and hot chocolate