Don't Miss the Tulips in Washington State ---
The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington State got off to an early start this year, and now it is in full bloom. With my children here for spring break, the timing could not have been better for a ride up to tulip land and a wonderful adventure in nature's display of marvelous colors.
Red is always one of our favorite tulip colors, but only one of many amazing varieties.
At Tulip Town, you will find artistic displays, food, coffee, and a very warm and cheerful gift shop. The motto at Tulip Town is "To God Give the Glory." There is also a World's Peace Garden on display. The trip can be a spiritual adventure for sure.
The wall murals are well done and give you a real sense of the history of tulip cultivation. Even if it is raining the indoor display is worth the trip with the wonderful wall murals giving you a feel of the outdoors.
We went for a tractor ride out into the fields to witness the display coming out of the earth. This was an extra fun bonus on an overcast and chilly day.
The Tulip Festival is on until the end of the month and well worth the trip, only a little over an hour from our home base in Woodinville.
Tip to those making the trip: Arrive early in the morning.
By late in the morning the tourist buses will begin clogging the narrow farm roads and parking lots. There will be a lot of people to wade through the later in the day you go. This advice applies even more on weekends and sunny days. This year I'd suggest exit 226 off of I-5 and a stop just after 9 AM at the Tulip Festival office at 311 W. Kincaid St. Mt. Vernon, WA. They can give you up-to-date information on the best fields to visit.