Tulip Time

This past weekend some friends from out of town visited, who wanted to attend Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan. Even though we live in Michigan, we have never visited the annual festival. We are either out of town, weather looks dreary, or just plain didn't want to deal with crowds. I know, excuses..excuses. Anyway, upon some rave reviews and coercing from our friends, we decided to go. The weather was supposed to be windy, mid 50's, with a possibility of rain in the afternoon, but we chanced it.

And boy were we glad we did. Although it was a little chilly, and our hair on more than one occasion whipped sharply in our faces (not that I'm complaining, no), we had a great time! The flowers were absolutely beautiful. I would look at a patch of tulips and tell my hubby that those were my favorites, until two minutes would pass and I would find a new favorite. We walked up and down the many streets and parks filled with tulips. There was also a craft show, along with Klompen dancers who danced in their wooden shoes every hour. Kyra enjoyed watching the people dance in their wooden shoes and Dutch garb. I'm surprised she didn't ask for a pair of the shoes, because she almost got up and danced with them. We proceed to have lunch at one of the concession stands, were we had a polish dog in one of the best buns EVER. It reminded me of the warm flat bread I had had once in New Mexico. They had a play area for the kids too, but we were nearing the end of our tour, and the kids had just about had enough (seems like 3 hours for little children is usually the limit). We will definitely have to go again next year.

8 comments:

Dave and Jenni said...

Love the pictures! We are planning to go this coming weekend - hope we have as good of weather!

Christy said...

I am so glad you had fun! I love all those flowers - absolutely beautiful!

Sarah VB said...

So glad you had a great time! Isn't that what always happens? You don't "really" want to go, but then are SO glad you did! We went to Tulip Time too this weekend - but the one in Pella. I didn't realize they held them at the same time. Great picture of you and your girls!

emilymcd said...

I LOVE that photo of you and the girls! It's a keeper! SOOO pretty!

Kris said...

Oh how cool that you went! What great shots of the flowers...I love the one of you and the girls!
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annie said...

We had a great time with you guys! Ellie keeps asking us when we are going back to Katie and Kyra's house. thank you for such wonderful hosptiality!

Earen said...

How beautiful are those pictures! You are your girls are just beautiful!!

Short Stop said...

I LOVE that picture of you and your girls! SO adorable!

I've never been and we're going this weekend. I can't wait!