This past weekend we made our annual trip to get the family Christmas tree, and as tradition mandates, we went to the Dzen tree farm in South Windsor. Kara and I first went there in 2001 and with the exception of last year when one of the kids was under the weather and the weather itself was nasty, we’ve been chopping down trees there for 15 years.
Our old woody wagon may be gone, but the Clark Griswold inspired aboretum adventure continues.
This year we brought along some friends who made their inaugural trek to the land of the trees and Connecticut reindeer.
Yes, reindeer. Owner John Dzen entertains the youngsters with stories of Santa Claus, and why the reindeer are on his farm. Then then we scope out the farm for the perfect tree, cut it down, and tie it to the roof of the Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon.
Read more about this station wagon here: https://dennishouse.tv/2014/10/09/the-houses-have-a-hearse/
The reindeer were recently featured on Better Connecticut. Watch that here: