Sunday, December 2, 2012

Capitol Christmas Tree

The Capitol Christmas tree arrived from Colorado last week. And since then the crews have been out in full force getting it decorated in time for the tree lighting ceremony this week. And every four years, the inauguration preparations are also underway. The tree lighting has been a tradition since 1964. I asked my husband if he noticed the new addition on his walks past the Capitol in the morning. He usually doesn't, and he didn't. So we walked by it today to note the progress. Because the tree lighting ceremony is at 5 PM, there isn't enough time for us to get to it. But, we do see it on the Westlawn throughout the season and it is simply beautiful. But today, there is more fun in watching the reaction of both the out of town visitors and locals alike. It is exceptionally quiet at this time of year in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We always looked forward to our holiday trips to DC from Wisconsin. Now, we don't need to go anywhere. It seems everyone comes here.

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