Monday, December 15, 2014

It's Christmas time in the city!!

Since 1923, the United States has held a tradition of lighting a National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC. In 1978, a live 40-foot Colorado blue spruce was transplanted from York, Pennsylvania to its present site on the Ellipse, the grassy area south of the White House. In 1954, a "Pathway of Peace," 56 smaller, decorated trees representing all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia were planted surrounding the National Christmas Tree, so we had to take Austin for his first Christmas. The cousins were in town to celebrate a birthday, so we met up with them, had dinner, walked around and admired all the beauty of the city during Christmas time..

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