Guys, get ready for an extreme overload of tulip pictures. Stephanie took last Friday off work and when I found out that she was going to drive up there that afternoon, I convinced my boss to let me take a half-day and join her. I haven't been up there in ten years. Cecily and I visited the fields in 2006, but I've only driven by since I've lived here. The traffic and crowds keep locals away. We stopped at a "free" field first and then paid to visit Tulip Town. They have food, kite flying, bathrooms, and a large variety of blooms. The fields are about 55 miles north of Seattle in the Skagit Valley.
2006 ---> 2016
Anyway, let's get to it.
Yes, I own a trench/cape. It's a little over-the-top, but I love it. AND it went on sale yesterday so I called and got a major price adjustment that makes me love it even more ;)
So maybe I started talking loudly to a couple who legitimately stopped and were staring at me posing for this picture. Were they enthralled with my cape? I have no idea. Literally hundreds of people posing for photos like crazy people, but I was a sideshow apparently.
Did you want a better look at my cape? OK. . .
Oh, Stephanie was there too. THOSE COLORS!
So just as we got in the car to head home my friend, Nick, texted to see if I wanted to go see the tulips on Saturday. Dude. . .
Because he is so handsome, I couldn't say no. I've known him since College Station and he's living up in Vancouver, BC. I insisted that we go early in the morning to beat the crowds and oh my goodness - you're welcome. As we left the fields, the crowds and lines had tripled in size and the northbound traffic as we headed south was INSANE. We started at a free field on the north side of Skagit Valley and then ended at Roozengaarde Flowers.
I told Nick I'd go to the tulips again only if he didn't care that I was wearing these silly/amazing sunglasses. I got them in the mail Friday evening and I'm a little obsessed. They are from ban.do who I won another giveaway from this week!
They have some incredible display gardens at Roozengaarde.
Clark Kent himself.
I love these sherbet colors.
Ugh, I have so many more I could share, but I will stop. We drove down to Seattle and had Din Tai Fung for a late lunch, lounged at Greenlake, a few "American" errands (Target & Trader Joe's), dinner and ice cream. It was a full day, but we just had the best luck all weekend with traffic, weather, wait times, good food, etc. We decided we won the weekend.
On Sunday we went to church and made dinner before he headed home and then I went to second dinner at a friend's. Topher is staying with me now for a few nights while he visits from San Francisco, so it's been a full and busy few days. Looking forward to a quiet upcoming weekend.