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.