Christmas in Washington, D.C.
I LOVE the fact that I live 20 minutes outside of our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. I’ve lived in Northern Virginia ALL my life and I’ve never been down to see the National Tree, which is located behind the White House on the Ellipse. More about the tree late; before we went to go see the National Tree, we stopped for dinner at Lauriol Plaza. They say they are the best Mexican Food in Washington, D.C. and I for one really believe that!! OMG, its so good………..
Chips and Salsa-the salsa is to die for…
Virgin Peach Margarita
Fajitas al Carbon (beef)….yesssss….the beef literally melts in your mouth…..
Okay, now on to the tree. Since 1923, the lighting of a National Christmas tree has been a tradition in Washington, D.C. on the Ellipse. In 1973, a 42-foot living Colorado Blue Spruce was planted to serve as a permanent National Christmas Tree. Every year, there is a Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to official light the Christmas Tree, which is lit by the current Presidential family. After that, it’s illuminated each evening from dusk until 11 p.m. through January 1st. There are also 56 smaller decorated trees, representing all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia.
The White House
Me in front of the tree….in my awesome thrifted Leopard coat…Its Behnaz Sarafpour for Target that I got a couple of months ago when it was still warm out…it keeps me really warm…BTW, it was only $7. Thanks.