Wednesday, April 7, 2010

our field trip...

There's nothing like an outing to the tulip fields of Skagit Valley to brighten a grey and dreary spring day...especially in the company of good friends. We had so much fun!

For twenty-seven years these tulip fields have been drawing visitors from far and wide. The vast acreages of tulips are grown and harvested by Washington Bulb Company/ of the world's largest growers of tulips.

We set out in the morning...five Fraser Valley friends from Mennonite Girls Can Cook. We arrived in La Conner, Washington where we met up with Ellen...from the Seattle area...who is also a contributor to MGCC.

(l-r) Kathy, Ellen, Lovella, Marg, Judy, Anneliese

A little shopping...a little plenty of eating...and lots of chatting and laughing. Though it was the first time any of us had met Ellen...she was a friend and not a stranger. Seattle is not that far away...and I'm sure we will meet again one day soon!

After lunch...we made our way out to the countryside...

...and parked at Tulip Town. Not sure where to go? Just follow the traffic and look for a Dutch windmill...and you'll be at the right place.

Though there were plenty of puddles...the rain held off while we strolled the fields.

We snapped...they posed.

We ooooohed...and we aaaaaahed!

And as we left the field...we said 'amen' to the billboard we passed. To God be the glory!

It was a most enjoyable...and relaxing day...with not a care in the world. Thanks Lovella...for being both the tour organizer and chauffeur!

I'll be back another continue the tour of the tulips!


  1. What a fun day with the girls..someday all 10 of us will be together!

  2. What a fun way to spend a day! Thank you for the beautiful pictures of a stunning spot on earth. And I'd like to say "amen" to that poster, too! Lovella looks like such a happy chauffeur and I bet that she was.

  3. It was fun to read the account of the day from two sources. I can just imagine the decibel level in the car! What fun to spend the day with the girls, looking at beautiful flowers, chatting and taking pictures - perfect!

  4. After spending a little time around the table with all of you I can imagine how much fun that road trip was with all of you in that car together! :0)
    It was a great time and I really enjoyed meeting you face to face. I'm looking forward to another get together in the future!

  5. Now that looks like a great way to spend the day. The tulip fields are stunning. So nice of the rain to hold off for you.

  6. Well, that looked like a very fun day to spend a day! When you are amongst so many tulips, I wonder if there is a scent? Dairymary

  7. I believe I remember this lovely tulip farm from last year! It's so beautiful!

    I had to smile at the photo of all you lovely ladies in the restaurant as most have a camera in their hands to ask for another shot! :-)

  8. So beautiful, Judy ! I do wish I could have joined you!
    I love the big billboard ... "To God be the Glory" - always and forever...

  9. Rain, chilly weather...strong winds. What would stop us blogging friends from having a good time.
    When the next adventure?
    I'm still feeling squished in the middle.
    The right mixture of people with like minds makes a wonderful time no matter what we do.

  10. It's so good to be at this stage in our lives where we can take a day like this to be with girlfriends ... still so much to learn from each other. The laughing was good for my whole being.

  11. Keep those tulip pictures coming!

    I love the collage you put together!

  12. I came home so happy. I know happy is a feeling but God blesses us with feelings.
    It was so much fun. . you girls were all so well behaved .. I only had to threaten to leave you behind once.
    Your pictures are wonderful. . It might be hard to take a bad photo of the tulip farm but you girls are all such fantastic photographers.

  13. It's nice to see the differnet perspectives on your day together. What comes through loud and clear is that you loved being together and that you all enjoyed the beauty of the tulips. How fun to finally meet Ellen. One day we will all - even the prairie girls - get together in person.

  14. What a wonderful outing. I have enjoyed getting to know you all a little bit through the cooking blog, and on into your family lives. Such a pleasure.

  15. That billboard message was the perfect way to describe the outstanding beauty of these tulip fields. I never saw anything close to this. The bright colors all together are so amazing! I can't thank you enough for sharing this day with us. Really, the pictures are just breathtaking, and with Lovella as the tour guide, and so many fun people could have it been anything other than a really fun, relaxing day!

  16. How nice....I am envious of a 'day out with the gals'...sounds like so much fun. I am betting it was great for Ellen too, to finally meet up!

  17. I was so close to making the trip myself last week when we were in Seattle. As it turned out we just had too much on our plate to make it up there. I just adore the Skagit Valley. Tulips, and gardens and shopping OH MY!

    Glad you ladies had such a nice trip. Can't wait to see more pictures.


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