Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tip Toe through the Tulips

Monday was a no school day but Tessa went to school to take the SAT - good girl!

I have been wanting to go out to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn the last few years but it just never seemed to happened.  I was determined to get there this year.   The plan was to go Monday after Tessa was done with the SAT.  We woke up to pouring rain but I was optimistic, said a little prayer and kept my fingers crossed.

Well, it worked.  The rain stopped and the sun came out (it was acutally too sunny for good picture taking)

After lunch, Tessa,, Hannah,  Debbie and I headed down to the tulip fields. 

They are amazing!  The tulips are at peak season right now. Tulips are my favorite flower and I was in heaven.  I took so many photos!  Thanks to Tessa, Hannah and Debbie for being patient with me!!

I am going to devote another post to some of my photos and just share some of the fun photos in this post.

Note to family and friends:  When I die I want to be covered in tulips - beautiful tulips.  Anyone who dares to send carnations to my funeral will be haunted!  I want tulips!

There were acres and acres of tulips!!
The girls had fun checking out the kiddie games...
and Tessa was excited to see a cow named after her on the cow train!
There were lots of photo ops!

 Who would have known we were in Woodburn, Oregon - we felt like we were in Holland with all these tulips!

We wandered for several hours - 
and took lots of pictures!

So many pretty flowers!!
We were especially glad we had worn our rain boots - it was muddy!

Debbie and I both picked up some cut tulips to bring home and a catalog to mail order our bulbs for next year!

After a little detour through Mt. Angel (o.k. we got lost) and a stop at McDonald's for a beverage we headed home  - a fun day!

Tulips make me happy!!


Patti said...

Tulips make me happy too! They are my favorite :)
I think I need to put this place on my bucket list (places to visit before I kick the bucket) because I don't know if Holland will happen in the tulip season for me!

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...


Definitely put it on the list - it is amazing. I may never make it to Holland either but I feel like I've been there!!