Wednesday, December 17, 2008

National Christmas Tree

So we made our yearly pilgrimage to the National Christmas Tree, which is right across the street from the White House. We saw the National Yule log and some trains, too. Jack loved the trains, he likes any train he comes across as well as any construction vehicles. The trains were all around the Christmas tree, probably eight of them in all, two went all the way around the tree, which was a diameter of about 100 feet.

Debbie, Maddy and Frank accompanied us as they had the previous years, its become a tradition. We usually go out to eat after that and this time we went to Rocco's in McLean, which is a tiny little pizza place that has been around for some 30 years.

It was a good time, definitely lifted my spirits after watching the Skins get beat by the Bungles. The Bengals, who are now 2 and 11.

Once again, I failed to get Maryland's tree or Georgia's tree. Sorry about that Karens. I say Karens, cause Karen Fritz is in Maryland and Karen Lund is in Georgia. One is my sister and one is my other mother in law. I have two mother in laws. Its not as bad as it sounds. They are both great. Really. And they didn't hit me with a frying pan on my head and make me type that.

The Trains.

Jack watching the trains.


The National Yule log, which was smokey, but warm.

Frank wasn't ready for the shot, but he didn't let me get another one. I bet he wishes I had now.

Everyone, The Witcheys and Goodyears.

The Three of us.

That's the White House in the background.


The Washington Monument at night.


State Trees:
South Carolina's Tree

Oklahoma's Tree

Rhode Islands Tree

New Jerseys Tree

North Carolina's Tree

2 comments:

MommaBlog said...

JB You are lucky, I have two mother in laws and it IS as bad as it sounds!!!!!!!!!!!

The trains I can see were a big hit with Jack. Looks like you all had lots of fun.

Kate said...

cracking me up!! the pictures of all of us? not so much...

jack LOVED the trains and was sad to leave them!

the picture of the tree with the white house in the backgrouns is BEAUTIFUL - that one might have to actually get printed !