|The Tulip Festival is on this year|
Last year, the Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley was canceled because of the pandemic. I was curious as to whether it will happen this year, since we are still in the midst of it, but we are getting vaccinated and hopefully will soon have some semblance of normal life returning. Since this festival is held during the month of April, I went online to see what's what. I snagged that picture from the RoozenGaarde website (linked under the picture).
I learned the price of admission is more than twice what we paid last time we went, and that you must now buy tickets ahead of time, which is sort of iffy, since it's quite hard to figure out when the best viewing times might be. And I was happy to learn that there will be plenty of measures taken to ensure safety. Although I will be completely vaccinated and past the two-week period afterwards, it's nice to know that they are taking such precautions for everyone's sake.
|My picture from 2014|
I have visited the festival every year since I moved here in 2008 (well, I might have missed the first few years I was here; I do remember that my first visit was on the way home after a Whidbey Island hike with the Trailblazers). I've been there in sunshine and rain, in full sun and overcast, and never have I been disappointed in the displays.
In any event, it will be something to look forward to as we make our way into the glorious springtime here in the Pacific Northwest. Never fear, there will be plenty of photos!