Sunday, May 3, 2009

A “His, Hers, and Ours” Weekend: Hers

After fishing, we went to go see the Tulips blooming in the Skagit Valley. This falls in the “Big Deal” category for local events, so much so that there is an actual festival dedicated to the blooming of tulips, though I have never been. We drove through the valley, enjoying the partly-cloudy afternoon. On the way, we stopped at an honor-system vegetable stand. We bought two pounds of fresh asparagus and made change with apples. We eventually did find the tulip fields. The flowers were beautiful, though I always thought there would be more. We had the most fun people watching. The tulips attracted tourists as far away as Russia, Japan and Germany. Everyone posed for photos in the tulips. Some groups went between the rows, at least until the groundskeeper shooed them out of the field. The fest was fun, but next time, we’ll avoid traffic by bicycling.

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