Tulip Festival

Heather and I decided after living here for almost two years that it was about time to hit up the infamous Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley, so we took our bikes up for a ride around the fields. Biking was definitely the smart way to go because we avoided the crazy car traffic, and the ride itself was enjoyable because it was such a nice day. My bike behaved poorly, though, going out of gear once and getting a flat tire (due to running over a staple), which resulted in me walking back a few miles while Heather went on ahead and came back with the car. The fields were beautiful, and we were amazed by all the different kinds of tulips. Naturally, we had to "ooh" and "ahh" and take pictures of each kind we liked, so there are lots of tulip pictures. But hey, it's a tulip festival, right? Some of the pictures are from Heather's camera.