I don’t really associate Washington and Tulips, but I guess someone does. Every year in April, a bunch of farmers band together to make the Skagit Valley outside of Mount Vernon worthy of the name “Tulip Festival”. I can’t say it is a *ton* of fun. I can say that every 5 years or so, it is worth going and the fields are pretty darn cool to look at.
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I suppose my problem with the “festival” is that it is really a group of totally independant farms that allow you to traipse around a bit, possibly buy some popcorn or tulip postcards and charge you four or five bucks to park. I’m not totally knocking it though. This picture comes from a farm that proclaims itself as “Tulip Town”. They grow tulips of every color and looking out over all of the rows, I can’t really think of anything else like it.