Friday, November 12, 2010

It's That TIme Again...

...for the Christmas tree to arrive at Rockefeller Center in New York City. This year's tree comes from the yard of Peter Acton a NYC firefighter who was a first responder on Sept. 11, 2001. The Norway spruce is 74 feet tall and 75 years old. In some way it's sad that this tree lived so happily for all these years then it gets chopped down and put on view for 2 months. But if I was asked by Barbara Walters what kind of tree would I be I choose to be this tree. Why? Because this tree will make thousands upon thousands of people smile and forget their troubles for a few minutes.

I've been to NYC at Christmas time three times and every time there's something special about it. The city is dressed in its finest, the decorations are beautiful and Christmas spirit abounds. To see the massive tree lit up with five miles of lights is the icing on the cake. While I'd love to go this holiday season I was just there in October. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to talk Hubby into going again even if we stay with our son. I'll have to settle for the Christmas tree web cam.