We went on a trek to a place called Santa’s Forest in Lincolnton, NC to pick out a tree. It was a blast.
It was really kid friendly and had all kinds of animals for them to see. Hank was crowing back at the rooster.
They had free hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies, and the kids got to find ornaments among the trees and turn them in for a pencil or candy.
Livi even made a new friend.
We got to go on a hay ride pulled by a shiny tractor! The guy drove us across rolling fields until we got to a spot where we hiked through some trees and down to a beautiful spot by the creek where the water flowed over flat slabs of rock. He told us how as a kid he would go down there and play all day, and I could imagine it being the perfect spot to beat the heat and let your imagination run wild.
And of course we paid to pick out and cut down our own Christmas tree. I’m not really big on killing trees, or anything else for that matter, but on the flip side, we are supporting a local farm. So, rock on.
And it makes our Christmas extra special.
I can’t wait to go again next year.