Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A few weekends ago we went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn. Now, Woodburn is about 45 minutes away without traffic, and of course it takes a lot longer whenever something is happening in the area. We blew past all the cars stopped on the freeway trying to get off, hoping to bypass everyone by taking the next exit. Of course, the next exit wasn't for another 10 miles...so we probably ended up in the same position in the line of cars creeping down a two lane road waiting to park. I'm guessing that it took almost two hours from front door to parking spot.
Henry started to scream about 1.5 hours into the journey so after realizing that he could not be consoled without food I climbed into the back seat and wedged myself in between the carseats. A few notes: 1) We were pretty much stopped at this point; 2) I didn't take Henry out; and 3) we were in Mike's Shelby (the smallest car ever). That was almost as comical as watching the people in the car behind us make out.
So we finally make it, walk through the parking lot and see...a field of tulips. I've only been to Amsterdam, but I'm pretty sure in Holland the tulip gardens go on as far as the eye can see. Not so in our little state. We were a bit underwhelmed by the whole thing. Luckily the pictures turned out well!