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Skagit Valley -
Part I of III
2004-April-04

I haven't been south of the border for the last three months.  I found the perfect excuse with the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Before heading to the flower fields we did a quick visit to La Conner.  La Conner Rainbow Bridge provides a glimpse of the inland passage around Skagit County.

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La Conner is the hub for one of the largest tulip festivals in the United States, with more than 100,000 visitors during its 17-day run each April.

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Then a visit to the tulips fields.  There are two big farms where you can see the tulips in bloom.  This time we visited Tulip Town.  The other one is called Roozengaarde -- maybe for next year --

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These gardens have been created by two tulip growers - Washington Bulb Company and Skagit Valley Bulb Farm -

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In Tulip Town you can see indoor gardens

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The water wheel is one the nicest indoor garden ideas that I have ever seen.

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The founder of this place, Amos Boudreau, immigrated from Holland to Canada in 1956, then moved to Mount Vernon in 1957.

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After leaving the indoor gardens you are welcome for an authentic windmill with water ponds.

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This farm is open during the Skagit Vally Tulip Festival until the end of the bloom.

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And here we are, ready to walk on the fields, with more of 60 varieties of tulips to stroll through

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Driving Distance from Vancouver: 140 km ( 87.5 miles)

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End of Part I

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