The ride to Laurel Springs was beautiful and there was still some snow on the mountains left from a snow earlier in the week.
Amid arguing over which tree was best (the kids have equally strong yet totally opposing opinions), throwing snow balls (sometimes it's best to let off a little steam), and trying to channel our inner mountain goat so as not to trip on the side of the mountain (okay, hill, but it was still hard walking at an angle), I think we found a great tree!
|Road trip selfie with a photobomb!|
|This is the one we choose!|
|And of course, we had to have the guy that chopped the tree down take our picture in front of it!|
We headed to North Wilkesboro for lunch at Brushy Mountain BBQ and Creamery. The kids were very excited about the creamery part of the name. Unfortunately, after we found it, we realized it was closed. Boo!
So we headed to the cute little downtown a couple of minutes away and found several restaurants. I was leaning towards the wing and pizza joint but the kids saw an Italian restaurant and decided that was more to their liking. Of course, what did they get?? Um, pizza.
When we got home, Dan put the lights on the tree and we called it a day. On Saturday morning we decorated the tree. And when I say "we", I mean the kids. I did a little directing but other than that the kids did 90% of the work themselves. Dan popped in a couple of times to hang a few of his special ornaments but he was busy getting the lights and the wreaths up on the outside of the house.
|Working together like good little elves!|
|Hanging his Red Sox ornament!|
|Posing with her princess ornament.|