Thanksgiving turned out to be rain-free and beautiful here in Eugene, so we started our day with a hike up to Skinner’s Butte, where clear skies showed off the snow-capped mountains in the distance. I can’t wait to visit those mountains this winter!
We took a stroll along the very full Willamette River in hopes of preparing ourselves for a day of wonderful food.
Our appetizer/lunch was this marvelous cheese plate.
And after an afternoon of cooking, we dined on this glorious meal.
And today, the day usually spent waking up entirely too early to go shopping, we slept in, ate monkey bread, and ventured out in search of the Ringer Christmas wreath. We decided on our first married Christmas that we wouldn’t get a Christmas tree until we had a house to put it in, so we decorate a wreath every year. But we also enjoy a visit to a Christmas tree farm each year to wander the trees and pick up a locally made wreath. We found this year’s winner at Carroll’s Country Christmas Tree Farm. If you live in Eugene and are in need of a Christmas tree, you should definitely give this place a try. They have some really beautiful trees!
And the views on the way to and from the farm weren’t bad…
After gathering our wreath, we went on a rather long drive in search of Rich Brooks’ former Oregon home. No luck.
When we got home, we turned on some Christmas tunes and decorated the apartment with our very limited collection of Christmas decorations.
I hope your holiday season is off to a relaxing start!