Mt Vernon, Washington:Tulip Capitol of the Northwest

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Tulip towerI'm in Mt. Vernon, Washington today for the second part of a two day class working toward the NAR designation Senior Real Estate Specialist. The class is well taught. More on that another time. What's going on in Mt.Vernon is a little exciting too.

Each year April is designated Tulip Festival month.  The fields for miles around in this Skagit Valley will be nothing but waves of color. What a sight.

Today only the tulip chimney stands but this town is buzzing with preparation.

 

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Li Read
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i was lucky enough to find myself here, accidentally, and it is so beautiful...if anyone is within driving distance, my advice is:  GO!

Feb 11, 2011 03:44 AM #1
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Li - The tulip fields on the right day are truly amazing. What a lucky happenstance.

Feb 11, 2011 04:27 AM #2
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Glenn, years back on a trip to Australia, we vivited a town in the mountains around Melbourne and the whole town raised Tulips, there 100's of acres of them everywhere, I went crazy with teh camera

Feb 11, 2011 05:49 AM #3
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Glenn - Good luck with class and the designation.  Enjoy the tulips!

Feb 11, 2011 06:04 AM #4
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Gl himenn,

Where's the camera when you need one? I hope you go back and get some great pics for us.

Rich

Feb 11, 2011 07:32 AM #5
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Glenn Roberts
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Gerry - I can imagine.

Nevin - It',s ngoing well.

Rich - I took a picture but AR upload is denying me.

Feb 11, 2011 08:16 AM #6
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Tish Lloyd
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Glenn ~  So you're being doubly blessed -- new designation and great scenes to drink in; way to go.

Feb 11, 2011 09:28 AM #7
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Glenn Roberts
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Tish - Pretty gray here today. Tulips in April. Class was excellent. I'm able to work with my own kind now.

Feb 11, 2011 11:53 AM #8
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Oh what a site it is Glenn, as far as the eye can see in some cases. WOW!

Feb 11, 2011 01:51 PM #9
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Paul - You've seen, you believe!

Feb 11, 2011 01:57 PM #10
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Love the Skagit Valley during Tulip time... I missed it last year. One of my favorite drives up to Mt Vernon than over to Anacortes down Whidbey Island and the Ferry back to Mukilteo... I got a new Flip HD. I'm hoping to get some video riding a long the tulip fields this year.

Feb 12, 2011 04:30 AM #11
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Glenn Roberts
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René - Walking in an area where different colors collide would be an awesome video pan. I expect to be there too.

Feb 12, 2011 04:34 AM #12
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That is one long stem tulip. Anyone wearing wooden shoes at that class? How big a deal, time, money for the desgination Glenn? 

Feb 18, 2011 03:02 AM #13
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Glenn Roberts
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Andy - It was a two day 13 clock hour class and sponsored by NAR so probably available near you. Like all classes, the quality of the instructor is paramount, and we had a good one. I think the class was $169, and once the official designation arrives there will be a yearly fee. It's my first designation, so I don't know how those things work, yet.

Feb 18, 2011 03:10 AM #14
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