A Rainy Start on a Road Trip to Sunshine but the Tulips Didn’t Mind!

It was drizzly as we left our home in Washington almost two weeks ago, seeking sunshine in Southern California. The rain continued in Oregon, so much so that we debated whether to stop by the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival even though we had tickets in hand. But as we got closer the rain slowed down and so did we.

It was only a tease; the rain returned with a vengeance as we wandered the grounds. But that’s what umbrellas are for and we carried ours.

We enjoyed our stop, along with the delicious homemade donuts served up by one of the vendors.

Then we pressed on in the rain – blue skies and sunshine would have to wait another day.

~ Susanne

30 Comments on “A Rainy Start on a Road Trip to Sunshine but the Tulips Didn’t Mind!

  1. Gloomy weather or not those colors sure stand out !

  2. I’m so glad you stopped, these are beautiful! I particularly loved your first and last shots πŸ˜€

    • Thanks so much! If the rain hadn’t slowed a bit, we were prepared to keep going! I’m so glad we stopped! πŸ™‚

  3. The tulips rewarded your determination with a wonderful colour display.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Oh the fields looks so lovely. It’s nice to see them πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Glad you enjoyed their donuts. I like their elephant ears. πŸ˜€

    • This is my new favorite Tulip Festival, even in the rain! The donuts were perfect! Next time I’ll try the elephant ears. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • I didn’t go this year, with their higher prices and the fact I have long haul covid, I’d only drive around. No fun. Thanks so much for sharing the view :D:D

      • I’m so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚ This is only my second time going (last year was the first.) Turns out I like it rain or shine!

  5. I was startled to read that you had to buy tickets. I remember just driving down to enjoy the display. When did they start charging?

    • This was the Tulip Festival so it was a special event. It’s only my second time attending – first time was last year – so I don’t know about prior years. Only $10 for a senior, reasonable I thought. Skagit Valley Tulip Festval in Washington charges too if you enter the farms.

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