Today was the day to go hunting for a Christmas tree. We didn’t have to go very far to find the perfect tree. Spruce trees of all shapes and sizes pop up from the ground in all directions around Newhalen and Iliamna. All we had to do was travel a few miles from our apartment to discover an all-natural and free Christmas tree farm!
After we went to the store for a pumpkin latte, we ventured out in the ten degree weather and set search for our perfect tree. Due to the cold, we didn’t search for too long. Tyler’s eyelashes started to freeze together! Luckily, we came upon a tree that was just the right size only minutes after we began looking.
We could have hauled our tree on the back of our Honda (with great difficulty), but Kate and Bill generously let us use their truck so that we could easily transport our tree back home.
We’re so excited to decorate our little tree and bring Christmas into our home! Let the Christmas season commence, Alaska style!