Tuesday, April 29, 2014

101 in 1001 | #64. Go to the Tulip Festival

Yesterday I shared my Seattle Bucket List, and it was no surprise that several items crossed over with my 101 Goals in 1001 Days list. The tulip festival is something I have been looking forward to since last spring! When I first visited Seattle, I missed it by one week. But not this year! Oh no! Cameron and her family were coming to town and I dragged them with me offered to take them. It rained while we were in the field, hailed for a little while too, but all in all the day was pretty spectacular.



I don't know why I don't look happy in this picture. Maybe the rain had just started? 
Anywho, does anyone recognize the VEST? Yep, I'm still obsessed.


When it started to rain, the fields became a slippery wet mess! We didn't think we'd make it back without busting our bums in the flooded farm. Cameron's mom helped me to "safety", aka a tall mound of dead tulips, then she went back to help Cam whose shoes had even worse traction than mine did. We eventually made it back to the entrance unscathed and only a little bit muddy. It was totally worth it.


I SO loved having this lady in town! Cameron, come back ASAP!


In town there was a street fair, complete with fire jugglers, funnel cakes, elephant ears (yes, they are a thing and they are delicious!), and various venders. While we were exploring, I caught sight of the wall above poking out from behind one of the tents. We ducked down the alleyway and found the entire wall to be covered in the fill in the blank. Such a neat idea!


After a full day at the tulip festival, we waded through some major traffic and went back downtown. Cameron's mom treated us to dinner at Ivar's by the water and it was delicious! I highly recommend it. It was their last night in town and I was so glad we got to spend it together. Such a fun family! Tulip season is coming to a close this week, so if you're in the area book it out there ASAP! It is definitely worth it.


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4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, who knew there was such a thing as a tulip festival?! Tulips are my momma's favorite flower. I'm definitely going to have to take her someday. It looks like ya'll have a lovely time!

    xoxo

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  2. Beautiful photos, beautiful vest, and beautiful YOU!

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  3. I love this. I have a new appreciation for tulips after going to Istanbul for a day for studying abroad -- we walked into a huge tulip festival it was so gorgeous!

    The shots you got look wonderful -- the before I die sign is so creative! Thanks for sharing :)

    xo, gina

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