Lydie's Passport


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About Me & My Family

We are a French family who has been living in the US for 15 years. We spend all our summers in France, visiting our family as well as other European countries. I write travel books and I am having lots of fun doing that. So far I published two: 'Your Guide to Visit Paris for Free' and 'Your Guide to Visit San Francisco for Free', both available on
Our Family's Travel Personality
curious, structured, independent, energetic, scheduled, artsy
We Just Got Back From
Venice, Italy, Paris, France
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Favorite Vacation Memory
Australia. It just felt perfect and we got to see Ayers Rock: a dream come true.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Thais having a very smelly bowel movement in her diaper while listening to our guide at the Sydnedy Opera House and throwing up right after that on the beautiful Sydney Opera Floor (she was 4 months old)
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Christmas Tree Farms in Oregon and Washington State

Enjoy picking up your own Christmas tree at these fabulous Christmas Trees Farms. Make it a family event and a family tradition if it is not already one.


37603 NW Harrison Road
Banks, Oregon

U-cut: Noble firs, Douglas firs, ranging in height from 4 1/2-12 feet tall. Wreaths also available. Free hot cocoa and candy canes. Saw and tie-down twine provided. Cash or check only. Open week-ends after Thanksgiving.


12814 NW Bishop Rd
Hillsboro, Oregon

Offers u-cut Christmas trees (Nobles and Grands) as well as fresh watered pre-cut Nobles and Nordmans. On the premises, you will find a gift shop with wreaths, lavender, bath products and handcrafted gifts. Enjoy some hot cider, look at the model train display and go to barn to look at animals.


21975 SW 65th Ave
Tualatin, Oregon

Offers fresh cut and u-cut Christmas trees (Noble, Grand Firs). Also features flocked trees, mistletoe and holly, a gift shop, a picnic area, hay wagon rides as well as a petting zoo (additional cost for some activities). They will shake the tree for you and wrap it in twine for transport, free of charge.


28366 NW Dorland Road
North Plains, Oregon

You will find pre-cut and U-cut trees (various varieties), live reindeers, a gift shop and hot chocolate.


23855 SW 195th Pl.
Sherwood, Oregon

Buy “Pre-selected,” pre-cut and U-cut Christmas trees (Noble Fir, and Grand and Douglas Firs, with a total of more than 30,000 available trees) Enjoy the year-round Christmas and holidays Gift shop.


2100 Cherry Knoll Rd.
Dallas, Oregon

Features Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Nobles and Nordmans. Assistance on site for help with cutting and hauling. Also has tree shakers and a bailer available. Warm up by one of two fire pits and drink some cider, coffee or cocoa!


7401 Yelm Hwy SE
Olympia, Washington

Features reindeer from the North Pole for kids to see in its Friendly Beast Animal Pens. Families can ride on Yule tree wagons (on weekends only- during the week you can drive or walk) 150 acres of trees to select their holiday tree to cut – or they can choose a tree in the Fresh Cut Barn. There is also has a Christmas Shop which features decorated theme trees, cedar garland and trims, noble fir wreaths, and novelty tree ornaments. Mrs. Claus provides free hot cocoa and coffee. Cider, cookies and other treats available for purchase.

8022 E. Green Bluff Rd
Colbert, Washington

Choose and cut beautiful top quality Christmas trees. Five varieties available daily from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas. Wreaths and gift shop.

6821 440th Avenue SE
Snoqualmie, Washington

U-cut: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Grand Fir, Faser Fir, Turkish Fir, Colorado Spruce (Pay per foot). Handmade wreaths, gifts and ornaments also for sale.

13005 424th Ave SE
North Bend, Washington

U-cut: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, and other varieties (call!). PreCut: Noble Fir and Nordeman Fir. Also has a large collection of holiday ornaments and Santas. Free coffee, cookies, cider and candy canes in the gift shop.


18021 Issaquah-Hobart Rd
Issaquah, Washington

U-cut: Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Fraser Fir, Turkish Fir (6-12 ft) Saws, kneeling pads and umbrellas provided. Helpers on hand for shaking, cutting and loading. Also available for purchase are wreaths, garlands, stockings and an amazing assortment of decorations. Complimentary hot cider and cookies. Hay rides, weather permitting.

26429 SE 200th St
Hobart, Washington

Pre-cut and U-cut: Douglas Grand, Noble, Turkish & Fraser Fir. Wreaths, swags, holly, and more available in the gift shop. Assistance in cutting trees is provided. baling, wrapping. Hot beverages. Opens the day after Thanksgiving. Major credit cards accepted.

31523 NE 40th St
Carnation, Washington

Cut your own: Douglas, Grand, Turkish, Fraser, Korean, Noble Fir up to 30', and Norway spruce. Freshly pre-cut: Noble firs 6-16’ (up to 20' by special order), Hand made wreaths from local greens, garland, swags, boughs, holly and mistletoe. Complimentary cider, homemade bake sale treats in our warm shelter. Also has an espresso stand and Kettle Korn.

42999 SE 120th St
North Bend, Washington

A local and family owned tree farm. Specializing in tall trees over 11 feet in height. U-cut: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Turkish Fir, Fraser Fir, Noble Fir. Saws, twine, baling services and assistance in getting your tree into or on top of your vehicle, in any kind of weather. Crackling bonfire, warm cup of hot cider. Walk along the river, and take in the views of Mt. Si and the surrounding forests. Cash or check only. Bring your dog (on a leash!)

13925 Redmond-Woodinville Rd.
Redmond, Washington

Grand Fir, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir. U-cut: Noble, Fir, Grand Fir, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir. Also has wagon rides, complimentary hot chocolate and apple cider as well as candy canes for the kids. Saws are provided, every tree is shaken. You can purchase wreaths and mistletoe. Cash or check only. Dogs welcome on leashes. Open daily 10-8, starting the day after Thanksgiving.


Candy Cane Gates
North Bend, Washington

Select and cut your tree, visit with Santa, drink coffee and cocoa, eat cookies and enjoy a hay ride. Many varieties of trees from 5-14'.