New Traditions

For years, we cut down our Christmas tree at Mt Creek Tree Farm in the Cascade Mountains – right at the base of Mt Si. Every year, the weekend after Thanksgiving, we’d pile into the car, put on some Christmas music and drive up into the mountains on sometimes icy roads. I’d use the same rope, the same saw and the same blue tarp to lay on the ground as Henry and I cut down the tree that would usually take some effort to find. We’d always eat lunch at the same restaurant in North Bend before driving back down the mountain to Seattle. The whole thing was about a five hour affair. This morning, we stepped out onto the sidewalk, picked out our tree (already in the stand), paid the guy, and carried it up three flights of stairs to our apartment. All in about 5 minutes. I like our new tradition.


About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at
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  1. Pingback: A Tradition Reborn | Fry Lodge Online

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