Rochester was one of the 30 communities in the United States
that enjoyed "a stop" during the 2000 mile journey of our
Nations Capitol Christmas tree, an 88 ft tall white spruce.
It was chosen from the Chippewa National forest
in Northern Minnesota near Cass Lake.
I personally think it's very cool that one of our very own Minnesota trees will be the
National Christmas tree in Washington DC.
The lighting ceremony will take place on December 2nd.
Rick and I were downtown on Friday so we stopped by
to check out the tree and festivities.
There were a lot of vehicles bearing this decal.
The US Government forest service
I took a panoramic picture of the huge truck carrying the 88 ft tree.
The street was closed to accommodate the crowds of people
flocking to get a glimpse of the tree.
The reindeer for santa's sleigh were also in attendance
They seemed very happy to be having so much attention.
A part of the actual tree was viewable through this window on the truck.
A couple of the US forestry guys....at least I think that's who they were :)
A quote I found from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar...
“This massive spruce is a shining example of the extraordinary natural beauty our state has to offer, and I’m excited to see it light up our nation’s capital this holiday season for the entire country to see.”
I happen to agree :)