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An Old World Kind of Day

Years ago, my friend Melissa said tulips were her favorite flower. I didn’t get it. Tulips seemed kind of lame to me…until now.

Here in the mild climate of Oregon, each season stretches out in full glory so we can revel in it. I’ve never seen such a long, beautiful spring! Tulips are everywhere—and their bright splashes of color really make a statement amidst the rainy, gray days here in Portland.

A couple Saturdays ago, we picked up our friends Debbie and Steve and drove to Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodbury. Rows upon rows upon rows of beautiful blooms!
There were tulips with pointed petals, petals with feathered edges, and tulips that were as high as my waist. Seeing them in such quantity, tulips won me over.

After admiring the flowers, Silas and Cooper braved the bouncy houses, climbing wall, and trampolines. The farm even had an older gentleman carving wooden shoes for visitors to buy. We continued the Old World theme of the day by eating dinner at a German restaurant, called The Glockenspiel, in nearby Mt. Angel, Oregon.

But the perfect ending to the day was when Stephen pulled into Dutch Bros Coffee—an Oregon based coffee chain known for it’s incredibly friendly drive-thrus and incredibly good coffee. Not only is it my favorite coffee place, but its logo is a windmill and tulips!

1 thought on “An Old World Kind of Day

  1. How fun!! I absolutely LOVE tulips! They are tied with daffodils as my favorite flower. I’m so jealous that you got to experience a field full of tulips. Note to self: visit Elisabeth in the spring so I can go see tulips!

    Love ya!

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