Saturday, April 11, 2009

Outside the Zipcode - Tulip Festival Parade

Today is the annual Tulip Parade for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. It is slated to begin at 2pm with John Curley of the King 5 Evening Magazine as the Honorary parade "PooBah" (my word, not theirs). This parade has been going on for 20 years and our family has been heading up that way to look at the fields for at least that long, if not longer.
Right now, the Tulip Fields are just beginning to show their lovely colors, though there are many bright and brilliant Daffodils to keep your eyes entertained. RoozenGaarde (15867 Beaver Marsh Rd.) and Tulip Town (15002 Bradshaw Rd.) have lovely gardens to walk in and have tulips that are "just" opening. Due to the weather, this year things are starting a little later.
These photos are ones I took another year - but should inspire you to go take a look. There are fields that are in color right now that you can view just by driving by on your way to the lovely town of La Conner. The brewery there has the best pizza in town from their wood burning oven, excellent salads, and of course, some really good beer of their own on tap. This is a great day outing for the family.

Check http://tulipfestival.org for any of the latest news. The next couple of weeks it will be just gorgeous up there!!
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3 comments:

Krissie said...

That's so pretty Lady P :) :)

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

We have similar fields tulips in Holland, with festival corso flowers, and great park KEUKENHOF;
Your blog is lovely , greeting from Belgium

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

Tulips fields is always very colored flowers, we have the same,in Holland near Belgium, with a great park KEUKENHOF,your blog is lovely, greeting from Belgium.
Have a nice spring 's day.

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