On the letter R and let’s go back to remember better days when we could schlep about the muddy tulip fields during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The Tulip festival of 2020 had to be cancelled and the only way to see the Roozengaarde Garden is by a virtual tour.
Our very first visit to the tulip fields in Mount Vernon was a brief one in 1989.
This was in the late 90’s when my folks visited us in April and Katie was at least 10 years older. These photos were taken in the Roozengaarde Farm Garden.
We celebrated my mom’s birthday while they were here so we know they were here before and after April 8th.
The first time I met some of the Mennonite Girls Can Cook face to face was during the tulip festival in 2010.
That was the beginning of a incredible adventure.
In 2014 Katie and I visited the Roozengaarde again before she moved back to Jacksonville, North Carolina.
In 2015 as many of the Mennonite Girls who could, traveled down into the USA to meet me at Roozengaarde.
In 2018 we had a very muddy windy schlep through the fields with my sister, daughter and DIL.
We don’t live on the “Coast” anymore so a quick trip up to the tulip fields and to Roozengaarde Gardens is not easy anymore. I have lots of good memories and photos to remember.