Christmas.It always take me a while to jump right into the Christmas spirit. It sneaks up on me. One minute I’m back to school shopping and the next there are Christmas decorations everywhere.
These past several years we have taken a day trip right before Christmas and go to the mountains in Boone NC, get some Christmas shopping done and enjoy the beautiful sights. Last year we decided we would add getting our Christmas tree in the mountains as well and we hope to make it a Christmas tradition every year (You can read about it here: New Christmas Traditions) This year we actually added an extra day and spent Thanksgiving in the mountains as well. And to really get into the Christmas spirit we got pictures with Santa and our tree the very next day. We came back home with our tree and were ready to start our Holiday season. I am pretty sure there are only around 10 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas because I was supposed to post this once we got back and now Christmas is only 2 days away!
So, finally, here are the pictures from our trip.
Thanksgiving Feast at Dan’l Boone Inn
This has been a favorite breakfast stop for us these past few years and their Thanksgiving dinner was so good! All you can eat from Turkey, to Salisbury Steak to Pumpkin Pie. The only con was because it was Thanksgiving day there was a minimum 2 hour wait. But I kept the kids entertained while Brandon held a spot for us so it was still worth the wait.
Picking our Tree at Corneett-Deal Tree Farm
Unfortunately the place we went last year for our tree was not open this year. But they did recommend Cornett-Deal Tree Farm to us. They take you on a hayride up the mountain and let you wonder through and pick your tree. Once you come down from the mountain, they have your tree shaken and load it for you. They also serve free hot chocolate and Cider and have all kind of wreaths and other Christmas items for sale.
Mast General Store
On the way home we always have to stop at one of our favorite stores. The Mast General Store to get some Old Fashion Candy. The kids love filling their buckets with candy.
This is our 3rd year meeting Santa at the Boone Mall. The people there are great and always take time with Jonas and Bristol. The photographer asked me if we had come before and said she remembered Bristol’s picture from last year. They used it on their advertisement screen and she remembered it was pretty hilarious. Well at least Miss Bristol knows how to make an impact!
Hope you enjoyed this post and reading about our little family and very full life. Hope you have a Merry Christmas. ❤