Instead of fighting the crowds to frantically purchase more stuff, I’m pleased to say that our family spent Black Friday up on the Grand Mesa hunting for a Christmas Tree. With a permit costing us less than $10, we trekked through the snow to find a perfectly imperfect Douglass Fir. We all had a blast and even had a picnic lunch in the snow at a nearby campground (leftover turkey sandwiches, of course!). This was our second year of hopefully many spending our Black Friday together in a more mindful and peaceful pursuit. Let the holidays begin!