Tinsel Trees and Triple X in Foresthill, CA

Every Christmas my family goes to Foresthill to visit with close friends (I also do appraisals there at times too). One thing I love about Foresthill during December is how residents decorate trees along Foresthill Road. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving a handful of locals will select random trees to spruce up with tinsel and ornaments along the 17-mile trip from Interstate 80 to the center of town in Foresthill. These decorations then stay up through the month of December and are taken down by whoever hung them originally. What a fantastic tradition and display of a sense of community, don’t you think? It’s small things like this that show the character of a community.

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Foresthill CA Tree

By the way, in case you have not visited Foresthill, the Foresthill bridge is definitely worth walking across. It’s 730 feet high and is the tallest bridge in the state of California. This bridge was actually featured in Vin Diesel’s 2002 action movie called xXx (Triple X). In the film a red stolen corvette jumps off the side of the Foresthill bridge and then the driver parachutes to safety. The clip below shows this stunt. The clip may contain some elements and language not appropriate for all ages. Enjoy.


  1. says

    Ryan, I’m laughing my butt off over here!!! This has got to be one of THE BEST real estate appraiser blog post ever created!! I love it. Keep’em coming, my friend! Bill Cobb

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