skagit tulip festival!

pete and i stopped at the skagit tulip fields this sunday on our way home from lopez! it was my first time to the festival in all my almost ten years of living up in these parts! i couldn't believe it! because...i love flowers, i love to take pictures, and i love to take pictures of flowers.

it was beautiful!

also, easiest blog post ever! these photos require essentially zero editing. the colors are amazing.

it was busy there, but what i expected it to be on the business scale. i envisioned that getting in and getting out of the festival via vehicle was going to take a super duper long time, but our experience was pretty easy breezy. maybe saturday it would have been crazier. only $5 tho! and the guy gave us a $1 discount.. [??]

just note all the people hanging out/clinging to the end of every single row. you're not really allowed to walk in the rows, and there are some tulip nazis monitoring to make sure nobody is even slightly infiltrating the rows. like there's some harsh yelling going on in them tulip fields.

but occasionally you'll see some lucky someone make it out into the row for a quick sneaky pic without getting yelled at. see mickey mouse kid below. 

here's pete ever-so-patiently for me to be done taking photos of every flower. i told him he never had to go to this ever again since now i finally know what its all about! (...i think he secretly enjoyed it though.)

lovely tulip fields! how i wish i could frolic in you!

next time, i hope this is me in the amsterdam tulip fields. oh yahhh!




volksfest 2015. moxee, washington.

peter and i headed out to eastern washington last weekend for our first volkswagen show, volksfest!  it was a cute and fun time.  there were lots of characters there to chat with, games, activities, and prizes.  mostly people just walking around and swapping stories about their volkswagen tales.

there were so many cute cars.  i took lots of photos:

eastern washington is like a whole different world on the other side of the mountains!  that day in seattle was grey and chilly.  once we crossed the mountain pass, it was full on summer again.

bus gang.

i liked this teal-mobile the most.

i got shit to do!

the hawaiian car club was the cutest.

all the cheddar busses unite to cruise the ave in yakima.

if we go next time, we need to be in this circle o' campers.  we just camped wherever was space.  maybe they'll let us in the cool camper club circle another time.

a glorious morning.

apparently its all about the vintage circus tents?  so many people had them.


perfect setting for this, too!

they played lots of old groovy tunes and played 'herbie the love bug' on the big screen at night.  actually i think they were watching x-men or something... but it was supposed to be herbie. 

 it was all pretty dang cutesy.

we made brekky in the morning, hung out for a few of the events, bought a few trinkets at the vw swap meet, then hit the road home.

thanks for the fun time, volksfest!