Truck driver Theron Schmalzried joins ‘The Daily Briefing’ to discuss the journey of a lifetime
The Capitol Christmas tree, which arrived in Washington, D.C., on Friday, is not the first selected from the state of Colorado, but its journey was a “once in a lifetime” experience for professional truck driver Theron Schmalzried.
The opportunity to deliver the Capitol Christmas Tree, from Colorado to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
On the back of a hundred-foot truck, Christmas is delivered from Colorado to Washington.
In a city with a lot to see, perhaps the biggest attraction on a Saturday afternoon was the Capitol Christmas tree that stopped in Denver in the middle of its cross-country road trip.
“Very excited to see the big Christmas tree,” said Kinley Bussard, a 10-year-old who stopped by the Bass Pro Shop in Denver to see the tree. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
In all his years driving for Apex Transportation, Butch Hanna has never felt so much pressure on a delivery. He’s delivered many items in his time, but this year is the first he’s ever transported the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
For the first time since 2012, the tree that will shine bright in Washington, D.C., from late November to the end of December, will come from Colorado. The 55-foot Engelmann spruce tree, which was cut down last week, is now loaded into the trailer of an 18-wheeler for a statewide, and soon to be nationwide, journey.