For two years I’ve been trying to make it out to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. I love flowers (especially tulips and hydrangeas), so I knew visiting a sea of colorful blooms would make me happy. I took Jim and Ravyn with me (that link takes you to their photos from the day), and didn’t tell them where we were going, but only to prepare for being outside and to bring their cameras.
Ravyn was really lucky and wore her Hunter wellies.
Jim and I, however, had to break the rules and walk between the tulip rows to avoid the gigantic puddles. Don’t worry! No flowers were trampled!
How I managed to stop myself from singing Tiptoe Through the Tulips in a Tiny Tim creepy voice at that moment is beyond me. You can go ahead and search for that on YouTube, but don’t blame me for the nightmares you get.
Just past the end of the field were several large old steam tractors. I’m sure my Dad would have looked them over for a few hours had he been there.
After the Tulip Fest, we looked for a hazelnut grove to explore, but couldn’t find one that seemed to be open to visitors. It felt a little odd to just park and walk on into one. We made up for it by heading over to Mount Angel and having a beer, then watching the Glockenspiel play. All-in-all, it was one successful day trip!