Having been home for a little over a month now, our house is finally getting into a bit of shape, the yard is slowly finding itself with fewer and fewer weeds, my art studio’s hibernation is getting closer to ending and we decided it was time to get out-of-town for a day! Yep, it had just been too long without even a bit of travel for this wanderlusting pair, so we gassed up the ole Honda and headed north to the town of Mt. Vernon, Washington. Why Mt. Vernon? Because of this:
Mt. Vernon and the next door town of La Conner are known for two things in our area: daffodils and tulips. Still a bit early to see much in the way of tulip colors so we gloried instead in fields of yellow. Absolutely stunning! Especially with some of the first real sunshine we’ve had in weeks and weeks.
Seeing all the yellow REALLY reminded me of a certain day out on safari in Tanzania…
After an hour of driving around the various fields, which we might go back to in a few weeks for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, we headed over to Mt. Vernon for our own lunch only to stumble across a little enclave of street art! For a few blocks we found mural after mural – magnificent! I can’t tell you much about these artist-wise, but they were a delightful addition to an already colorific day.
After weeks of gray, the bright sun, glowing daffies and shining street art was simply dazzling! How about having days like this every week? Yes, please.
Just can’t keep a wanderlust couple at home. Love the tulip festival with all the amazing colors. LaConner has a small but wonderful quilt museum with amazing artists from both local and national prominence displaying work. A soft art you might enjoy next time you head for the Skagit. Remembering the elephant in the yellow flowers with fondness for my traveling buddies at the time. You two are great to journey with.
The La Conner Quilt Museum is one of our favorites, too! It just didn’t quite fit into this trip. The elephant really was a highlight, wasn’t he? And even more of a special memory remembering you enjoying him with us! See you soon.
Color explosions! I love it. You two do indeed take us to beautiful places. Thanks!
Our pleasure! We’ll be taking you back to Spain soon as we never did get to all the blogs we wanted to write from there. Stay tuned!
If you plan on going to the tulip bloom, do so during the week! It is unbelievable to see the tulips in their ful colors- but it is also unbelievable crowded!!!
So true! Going mid-week is much more peaceful, and if you have the chance to tour around via bicycle on a sunny day…heavenly.
love the flash back to Tanzania
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