We took Gwendolyn and Lawson to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. Sara loves tulips and she’s wanted to go for years. Finally we made the trip. It wasn’t even a really long trip, but you know, leaving the house with two babies….
We went after a rainy weekend and figured midday on a Monday would have pretty light crowds. Boy were we wrong! Everyone in Oregon wanted to be there apparently. Even beyond! We put a pin on the map to represent where we were from. The had a map for Oregon and a map of the country and we could see pins all over the map. It made me wonder how well known this festival is. If you’ve head of it, please let me know in the comments.
There was a long line of cars to get in. the entry fee is only five dollars. We were directed waaaaayyy back and ended up parking in a grassy field. It was really muddy and hard to push the stroller around, but it was so worth it. Vast fields of rows and rows of gorgeous tulips greeted us in all sorts of colors.
More than Expected
It was a great attraction. They were selling bulbs and they had wine tasting. There was a play area for kids on trikes. It was wonderfully picturesque. Windmills added to the scenic beauty. A small offshoot had food, shops and rides for kids. There were lots of photo ops set up. It was a legit event. I thought we were just going out to see some flowers and have a picnic lunch.
We ended up getting a BBQ sandwich to split between the two of us and we had some drinks and great healthy snacks we brought along. Sara had sweet BBQ sauce and I had spicy. I got my sweet component from these delicious Bare apple chips.
It was a really good time, even though we did get our shoes and pant legs covered in mud. Gwendolyn and Lawson seemed to like it a lot, too. I think we may make this a tradition. Sara got some bulbs and we planted them at home. They look great. Maybe we’ll add more each year. Who knows?