Unless you have lived in Lee’s Summit, MO your entire life, you can’t imagine the splendor of the Magic Tree! Every year, the Magic tree is lit up at Christmas time; It sits in the intersection of two busy highways, plus it has been a community staple for decades.
- It has been a locale for people to visit plus a spot to drop off toy donations for the Operation Toy Soldier nonprofit.
In recent years, it has become the perfect backdrop for Christmas selfies by both natives of Lee’s Summit plus tourists, however not being a native resident of Lee’s Summit, I knew easily little about the Magic Tree, but my best friend talked about the Magic tree from Thanksgiving until Christmas holiday, she couldn’t wait to go back to Lee’s Summit for the holidays this year, plus she asked me to go with her. Normally, I would be going south with my parents, plus enjoying warmer weather, the pool, plus air conditioning; They had decided to go visit Aunt Linda in London, plus I didn’t want to go along. I agreed to go with her, as long as her parents thought it was okay, however when my nice friend and I got there, I was thrilled I had brought my heavy winter time coat plus gloves. It was sizzling on the jetliner, but it was frosty as my nice friend and I walked across the tarmac… As soon as the heating in the airport hit, I was start to thaw. The Heating, Ventilation plus A/C system in the taxi was even better, but it wasn’t until my nice friend and I got to my friend’s home that I felt comfortable. The temperature was thirty-two, plus without the heating system, I would have frozen. Even with the cold, it was still the best Christmas I had in years.