Wednesday, April 29, 2009
What Do You Know...Tulips!
Posted by Maleen
Some of you may recall that our experience last year with the Tulip Festival was a far cry from exquisite.
Well, this year, we got it right. I heard from some other people that the bloom rate was 85% and I knew it was time to visit. I wanted to take Tyler on a date, but I figured that telling him I wanted to see pretty flowers for $1o a pop wouldn't be too enticing for him. So I played to his manly side. We went to see the garden on Segways. That's right! Check us out.
Granted this makes the price even steeper (a segway rents for $20 an hour per person), but it was so much fun. They are surprisingly easy to use once you get the hang of it. They rely on balance; using your feet to move forward and stop. We have been playing a lot on the Wii, so we were pros within minutes. They go pretty fast too. We rode and took pictures,
and rode and took pictures,
and well...you get the picture.
The weather was perfect and I enjoyed the company even more. It was great to feel young and in love. That is what spring time is for, right?
Back at home, our children (who sadly missed the flowers in person, but enjoyed them on the computer) were being pampered by our neighbors. The Humphries were amazing; not only did they feed our kids and take care of my fussy baby, but they brought over dessert later on in the evening. I thought people like that only exist in fairy tales. Shari and Troy, if I could, I would have picked a bunch of these and brought them home to you.
But then I don't think the gardens would invite us back.
at 10:00 PM