Yesterday we drove down to the Tulip Festival in Skagit County - just a little south of here. The sky was dull and overcast, like a very high fog, when we started out - but it got nicer as the day went on. We stopped for burgers and salad and on the way out of the restaurant I heard someone say that they had just come from the giant annual flea market at the fairgrounds - so off we went. This is one of our favorites and we almost missed it. Traffic was unbelievable - moving only inches with each light change - but finally we came to a spot where we could turn off the main street and zig zag over to the fairgrounds. We parked close to the buildings that housed the flea market and had a grand time looking through tables and tables of wonderful stuff. I'll show you my treasures another day. Then back in the car and off to see the tulips - we snuck out the back way and zipped down to the fields.
The flowers were the most amazing we've seen in all the time we've been going down to the festival. We happened upon some fields that were not on the regular tour - brilliant colors - and the sun had come out so the flowers shone in the bright light. I walked up and down taking photos - and stopped at a little shed to buy some yellow tulips.
Thanks for stopping by to Tip Toe Through The Tulips with us . . .