On Saturday night, Bob and I met with friends for the annual Christmas Tree burning on a nearby lake. About 300 Christmas trees are collected after the holiday and a HUGE bonfire is built.
When I say HUGE….I mean massive, like don’t get within 20 feet because it is so hot!
Bob and I in front of the ice castle they built this year which was amazing!
Barb in front of the castle which included turrets and a drawbridge!
Everything was built out of ice, and this was a solid block of ice!
Deanna, Tzu, Kelly, Bob, and Hans sitting on a ‘couch’ built into the castle wall
It was so cold (below zero) so I didn’t bring my big camera, so all of the pictures are cell phone quality
The lighting is a huge deal, and the nearby homeowners bring out torches and circle the bonfire
And then the pile is lit!
And SO quickly, the fire grew
We had such a fun time and definitely look forward to this event each year!
Bob and Hans
Hans and Bob
We lasted about an hour and a half which is pretty good considering the temperature! A big thanks to Gary and Barb for inviting us every year and for their hospitality!