Last week I took the kids to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest, which has turned out to be an annual trip for us.
We arrived around 10:00 to quite a bit of fog. So, this year’s photos have gray sky to go along with the colorful tulips. By the time we left, though, the sun was starting to come out.
It was beautiful & I enjoyed it, as I always do.
But, I’m a bit spoiled.
I like to go when it’s me, my kids, the tulips & a few other visitors. I don’t need, or want, the hoopla or the crowds. This time it was rather crowded for a foggy Monday morning. And, much of the vendor stuff was open. I’m not there for the crowds, the crafts for sale, or the pony rides. I just want to go for a nice, beautiful walk with my kids.
I know the weekends are busy family friendly events with lots to do. Had I gone on a weekend, I would have went for that reason & enjoyed it. But, it’s not why I went & was a bit bummed by all the extra stuff. Each year it seems to get bigger & bigger… fest wise, not tulip wise.
Not a huge deal. I’m sure I will go back next year. I will just be more mentally prepared for the type of event we are attending.