Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon

April 19, 2013

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, we took a drive up to Woodburn, Oregon, which is about 45 minutes north of where we live in the Willamette Valley, to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.  It was a great day too.  The sun was out most of our visit, but the rain slowly moved in as we were leaving.  The tulips were beautiful!

This post is very photo-heavy.


  
I rained on us on the way up to the Tulip Festival, but when we got there, to our happiness, the sun was shining bright.



The sun hitting the different colors was such a cheerful sight.

  


Skylar just loved the rainbow colored ones over the solid color lines of the tulips.






There was a small patch of the tulips mixed in the multicolored ones that were a u-pick group.  We picked about 20 stems and they look just lovely in our house now.  See the bottom of the post to see our stems from the u-pick field.

The wooden shoes were such fun to try and walk in.  





Some of the walking paths were covered in filbert shells.  This is one idea that I will be incorporating into my own garden.

The steam tractors were out for the day too.


The rain started rolling in as we walked back toward the entrance of the tulip fields.









It started sprinkling on us a little as we made our way through the beautiful flowers.



I found a red rose among the white ones.

The pink John Deere was a hit with all of us.



Skylar got in a quick ride on the Wood Shoe Kid's Train before the rain started coming down harder.





As we were leaving, the food carts began closing their windows and Jeff was a bit bummed that the Bratwurst stand was closed. :-(


  



It was a great day!

  

And now we have tulips to enjoy for a week or two.


Eco-Tip:  When considering a trip with your family take one called a "Stay-cation" instead.  A "Stay-cation" is a vacation that is close to home, or right in your own town.  These "Stay-cations" are getting more and more popular over the years and help save a family a lot of money.  It also helps you take advantage of the wonderful sights and places in your own area too.  For this and other tips on going green visit, The Earth and Me Go Green.

1 comment:

  1. This is right in my backyard! I live in Canby, Oregon.

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    Meg
    Happy Kids, Inc

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