Monday, April 21, 2008

tip toe through the tulips....

This saturday my friend emily and I headed over to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. When I was younger my mom used to take my sister and I almost every year up to see the rows and rows of tulips...and I started that tradition again a few years ago with my friends. This year, with kim back in the area, she and her daughter elsie were going to join us, but last minute she decided that she needed to stay home...so off went me and em. The weather was so crazy on the drive over, that we began to re-think our plans for the day. The pass was absolutely ridiculous, and with no windshield washer fluid in my car, it was a miracle we made it out of there alive....I think peeking out of the small clearing in my windshield and singing as loud as I could to the broadway mix playing on my ipod, helped us forget about the fact that our light jackets, flip-flops, and outdoor plans looked kind of ridiculous at that point. With little traffic we arrived at the tulip festival and the moment we stepped out of the car the rain/hail/snow ceased and we were able to enjoy the outdoors...it was a miracle. Emily had never seen the tulips so I was excited to have her along. So here our some pictures of our little adventure.


I pretty much need these tulips in my life...


My friends and I are suckers for any sort of cutout you can put your head through and take a picture....



Only a few tulips were harmed in the taking of this shot...



and as always we headed to the Snow Goose produce stand to get our hands on those "immodest ice cream cones"....delicious. Emily, like aubrey last year, was a champ and went for the double scoop....and finished it all...I was impressed.





We hit up a late lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory then hopped in the car, put on the new "remakes mix" I made on my ipod and came home...it was long day but completely worth it. :)

9 comments:

krystind said...

your hair is sooo cute!!!
don't tulips just make you happy? *sigh*

Nina said...

K...at first I was jealous because I have always wanted to go to the tulip festival but never seem to make it. BUT then I saw that ice cream! Now I'm green with envy :O) Glad you guys had a great day!

Carolyn said...

Oh I love your pictures. They are gorgeous! It looks like you had an amazing trip, I never even knew there was a tulip festival around. And that ice cream? Looks delightful!

Kimmy said...

I'm so glad you guys had such a great day and the weather worked out okay for you. Thanks for bringing some tulips home for us! Next year I'm going FOR SURE!

Piper said...

Oh I just love natural beauty! And the tulips are nice too!!
Seriously, you and EM are way too cute and I love love love your hair like that. Very flattering. Glad you went!

Jill said...

Ohh-everything looks so beautiful, what a fun day and what a fun tradition!

Lindsay said...

Sounds like you had fun after all. The tulips are gorgeous!

Annie said...

Tulips are so pretty, I wish I could have seen them.

mumovearls said...

I love Tulips! I want to go next year- Ryan?... (hint hint)
looks like you guys had fun!-nena