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Tiptoeing Through The Tulips

Monday, April 18, 2016

One of our favorite things to do each spring is attend some of the local festivals. It's been on my to do list this spring, just like every other, but this year I was so excited to take Harper for the first time to my favorite one, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. We've gone the last 5 years, but this year I couldn't wait to sit her in the middle of some tulips and take her picture. Of course I realized that she would probably be more interested in grabbing every flower within reach than posing for the perfect shot, but I was still excited either way.
We decided to go on a Sunday morning as soon as Dan got off shift so we could be there right about when it opened. I figured it had been dry for the last few days, which is abnormal for an Oregon spring and if we got there early we could beat some of the crowds. And while I'm sure more people showed up after us, cause I saw the line of 400 cars when we left, we apparently had the same idea as everyone else. I guess in previous years we had always gone on a weekday and had been able to avoid the crowds, but I was still excited to be there.

The festival sits on 40 acres, not all of which are planted with tulips, but it's all gorgeous. If you're there on a clear day you can get some amazing views of Mt Hood from the tulip fields. You can also enjoy walking around their garden, shopping in the farm shop, trying out the food and riding some rides for the kids. Since Harper is so little and it was so busy, we opted to just enjoy the tulip fields and call it a day. I mean I was really only there for the tulips and the pictures anyways.

The day couldn't have been nicer! Even though it was busy we were able to find a corner of the field with very few people and get some pictures with Harper. As expected, she wanted to grab every flower she saw. I can just see her next year running through the fields!

What are your favorite spring or summer festivals to attend?