We headed south yesterday to LaConner to their annual Tulip Festival.
The day was a teensy bit chilly at 7 degrees Celsius,
and the clouds hung quite low .. .
but then the tulips stood
out as if the world had
no other color.
We paid our five dollars each to gain entrance to tulip town.
I noticed that the buses held the retired folks,
the vans held the mothers anxious to prop
their little girls amongst the blooms,
and then there were the cars
with the lone photographers,
and a few couples,
A few years ago, we might have done this outing on a double date . .
the men could then amuse themselves with guy talk,
as the girls walked ahead a bit.
The outing would have primarily been .. .
two guys. . .with their two girls.
We've done that lots, and had such fun,
we even talked about the last time we had been to LaConner,
yes, it was with another couple.
These days, we can take a day in the middle of the week since that is the day we have farm help.
Good idea .. . that farm help.
I've really not taken the time to show you the very best.
I want to make some prints and frame them for our home.
these prints will hold memories.
We enjoyed some fresh Northwestern Clam Chowder with some fresh brown bread.
We'll be going back there.
They had delicious looking home made pies .. .
but we didn't know there would be homemade pies and had earlier shared a two pound apple fritter from Starbucks.
(I'm not sure if it weighed two pounds but it may have according to the scale this morning)
In one antique store I found a Life Magazine dated on the day of my birth .. .
didn't buy it . .. .
already regret it.
We picked out landscaping that we could easily enjoy.
Love all the pics of the flowers but my fave is the daffodils with the barn in the background. Thanks so much for sharing these pics, Lovella.ReplyDelete
Hmmm...about that hat that hubby wore..a baker's hat??
Oops you said an outing so it probably isn't a baker's hat. I give up! lolReplyDelete
Oh the tulips are just glorious. They are really late this year just like Spring! Thank you for showing so many wonderful photos. Oh sure and now you have my curiosity up...ReplyDelete
I remember going there when we were younger too. I quite enjoyed it too! Very pretty pictures of the tulips, those would be perfect on someone's walls!ReplyDelete
Oh.. I haven't been to LaConner since my oldest granddaughter was little.. and yes we propped her up among the tulips !!ReplyDelete
It is sooo beautiful.. the tulip fields and the gardens.
I can't guess the hat Terry wore...I think he's done just about everything, hasn't he?
Oh my goodness! How gorgeous!!! I'm feeling a bit envious! The pictures are just so beautiful, and it must have been wonderful to soak that all up in person! The clam chowder sounds good too. Your part of the country is sounding nicer every day. Maybe someday I'll make it out there.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous tulips!! We have a farm near here too but the tulips are not in bloom yet.ReplyDelete
But our temp was 16 degrees today. yay!!
He's a multi-talented man so I won't be surprised by any hat he dons!
Oh wow. Oh wow....ReplyDelete
I'll bet you couldn't stop smiling. Did you find yourself a bit giddy afer being in all that color? Thank you for including all of us in your "just us two" date.
(And I'm really glad it all turned out OK at the border after all.)
I love, love LaConnor. So fun. Thanks for the pics and the memories. I am off on a jetplane tomorrow headed your way. We will be in touch for sure. Can't wait...ReplyDelete
Oh my heavens! It looks as if you went to heaven. I have seen fields of tulips on Web Shots, etc., but they don't equal these. Simply fantastic, Lovella! It made me grin to read about your beautiful day. (Is it possible to call and have that magazine shipped to you?)ReplyDelete
beautiful! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful day, in spite of the weather. It looks like a stroll down memory lane. Most of it is being together and chatting about all sorts of things.ReplyDelete
Would you believe that I have never been there?
What kind of hat would he possibly wear?? besides a baseball hat?
Oh, Lovella, what gorgeous photos...I think I know where we are going next week on date day....thanks for the idea!ReplyDelete
What gorgeous photos of some beautiful tulips! I can only imagine what it was like being there! Thanks so much for sharing your pics with us!ReplyDelete
LaConner is one of my favorite spots...and you got great pic's. And lunch at Seeds...I love that place! Sounds like a wonderful day to me.ReplyDelete
The photos are so beautiful it makes me want to see all those tulips in person! How lucky you are. I have actually been to LaConner once, but not during tulip season. We were there to look in all the interesting little shops and antiques, with my in-laws. That was fun too, but I think seeing the tulips would be even better. I'm glad I got to see them through your eyes and camera.ReplyDelete