On Thanksgiving Eve Mike and I went to our little town's lighting of all the holiday lights and see the Capitol Christmas tree. It's the tree that will be in front of the White House very soon and came from Wyoming. The reason it's here for a couple of days is because the driver is from our town. The tree is huge! Well, what we could see of it was huge; it was lying on its side and completely covered.
Here are a some pictures of the evening, starting at our little farm as we were leaving...
We now have goats and horses! Well... kinda. These are our neighbor's from across the street, but they are now in our pastures. Kelly, the neighbor, put up an electric fence and they're now out there until he reconfigures his land and makes it flatter for them. They seem to be liking their new surroundings and I'm looking forward to spending some time with them.
We drove on into town as the sky started to get darker and I wondered how my camera would fare without a tripod. I'd decided to not take it since there would be lots of people there. Some of the pictures were a little blurred, but most came out quite nicely. I didn't use the flash once for any type of shot. The light source was just the lighting in town.
Here are some of the cute shops and downtown area all dressed up for the holidays.
And Mike shot a couple of me...
It was fun seeing our little town come to life with all the lights and people. Mike ran into quite a few of his shop customers and we ended up eating out in one of the restaurants on the square. We lucked out on the weather; it was clear and cool.