April is tulip month in Washington state and I'm a huge tulip lover. Every April there is the Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival about an hour's drive north of Seattle. I've been wanting to go since March, but the weather hasn't been very cooperative. This weekend however it was beautiful and sunny and Jason and I started planning our big road trip. Originally we were just going to see the tulips, but then Jason found a whole itinerary for tulips and BEER on the Washington Beer Blog and so our weekend was set. We thought about doing the two day itinerary that was suggested on the blog, but after looking at hotels that would allow a Great Dane and factoring costs and such we decided to make it a one day road trip.
We got up early Sunday morning (ok, it was only around 730am, but hey, weekends were meant for sleeping in!) gave Darwin her morning meds, loaded up the car and headed north. Our first stop was in a cute little town, Edison where we were planning to grab breakfast at Breadfarm and were disappointed to see that they weren't open yet. Just down the block though we drove by another bakery, Farm to Market Bakery and stopped there.
We let Darwin out for a potty break and gave her some water and food.
And let her sniff around a bit.
Here's one for Ammy, though Darwin definitely doesn't have as beaming of a smile as you do!
There were some ducks in the stream below that Darwin had to check out. Here's her best Pointer dog impression:
After Darwin got to do a bit of exploring we tied her up outside and went in to get our breakfast.
After having a delicious breakfast we were ready to head out. As we were driving out of Edison we saw that Breadfarm was open and decided to pop in to check it out. Their bread looks so good, but we didn't get any, but I did pick up some cookies for Darwin which she gave 2 paws up.
Part 2 of our Sunday road trip to come!