Friday, December 14, 2007

That Pioneer Spirit?

We embarked on a pioneer journey today. At least that's what Kev said. He assured us that braving the elements to chop down your own tree is exactly what the pioneers did. He was adamant that they all wore stripey knit caps and drove their vans 45 minutes away to Christmas tree farms, too.

I'm not sure if pioneers stopped to say hello to the reindeer, or not.

I'm told that this is what pioneers looked like as they layed inside halved plastic barrels to cut down their trees.

I don't know for sure if pioneer kids stood around and laughed at their pioneer tree cutting dads, but these kids sure did.

He further assured us that after cutting down the tree, they gathered in gift shop/barns to drink hot apple pioneer cider and eat butter shortbread pioneer cookies.

Yep, that's what he said. I'm thinking he's one of those people into revised history. Either way, it was a fun pioneer journey.