Capitol Christmas tree to make 30 stops on trip to D.C.

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The process of delivering the Capitol Christmas tree to Washington, D.C. gets started a little more than a month from now.

Artesia, New Mexico-based Wilbanks Trucking Services will haul the across the country, making stops in 30 communities along the way. The journey begins Nov. 11 when the tree leaves Carson National Forest in north-central New Mexico.

Wilbanks, a 100-truck fleet, specializes in hauling oversized, overweight loads will haul the tree on the 2,000-mile journey. This year’s tree will make its way to the U.S. Capitol behind a Kenworth W990.

The tree’s journey can be tracked in real-time online at capitoltreetracker.com.

The schedule includes:

Monday, Nov. 11
9 a.m – 10:00 a.m. Carson National Forest Eagle Rock Lake (State Route 38, Questa, New Mexico)
11: 30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. Eagle Nest Town Hall (151 North Willow Creek Drive, Eagle Nest)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial (34 Country Club Road, Angel Fire)
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Taos City Hall (120 Civic Plaza Dr., Taos)

Tuesday, Nov. 12
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Taos Pueblo (120 Veterans Highway, Taos)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Española Valley Chamber of Commerce (101 Calle de las Españolas #F, Española)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chama Town Hall (2994 4th Street, Chama)
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jicarilla Apache Supermarket Parking Lot (13603 US-64, Dulce)

Wednesday, Nov 13
8 a.m.– 9 a.m. Shiprock High School (US-64, Shiprock)
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Bloomfield Elementary School (200 W Sycamore Ave, Bloomfield)
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. St. Francis Assisi Park (State Highway 126, Cuba)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Santa Fe Plaza (105 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe)

Thursday, Nov. 14
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Forest Service Albuquerque Service Center (4000 Masthead St NE, Albuquerque)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Civic Plaza (401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque)
4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District (1804 North Date, Truth or Consequences)

Friday, Nov. 15
8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Smokey Bear State Park (118 West Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan)
10 a.m.. – 11 a.m. Mescalero Community Center & Tribal Offices (101 Central Mescalero Ave, Mescalero)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Otero County Fair Grounds (401 Fairgrounds Rd Alamogordo)
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. El Paso Convention Center (1 Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, Texas)

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Saturday, Nov. 16: 6 p.m – 7:00 p.m. The Alamo (300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio)

Sunday, Nov 17
11 a.m. – Noon Blue Skies Air Force Village (5100 John D Ryan Blvd, San Antonio)
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Downtown Plaza (710 S Main St Plaza, Georgetown)

Monday, Nov. 18
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Downtown Main Street (113 S 1st St, Lufkin)
5 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monroe Civic Center (401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expwy, Monroe, Louisiana)

Wednesday, Nov. 20
9 a.m. – 10  a.m. Brent Elementary School (160 4th St, Brent, Alabama)
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Bass Pro Shops (5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, Georgia)

Thursday, Nov. 21
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Federal Building Public Park (900 Georgia Avenue Chattanooga, Tennessee)
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Titans Football Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville), in partnership with Truckload Carriers Association

Friday, Nov. 22: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Chilhowee Park (3301 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville)

Saturday, Nov. 23: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. White’s Travel Center (2440 Raphine Road, I-81/I-64 at Exit 205, Raphine, Virginia), in partnership with TravelCenters of America

Sunday, Nov. 24: Delivery to Joint Base Andrews (1345 Arkansas Rd, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland)