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Knock, Knock…

Who’s there?

Wooden shoe.

Wooden shoe who?

Wooden shoe like to go to a tulip festival?


Since we partake in the Easter Vigil service on Saturday night, we leave our seats in the pews for those who only come to church for the special occasions. We had planned to take M & M to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival yesterday, but this is Portland, and it rained!

This morning the sun was shining so off we went, leaving their mom and dad home to get some work done.

There was a definite wooden shoe theme:



They participated in many fun activities. Here are Miles and Mr C taking a ride on a school bus.


We saw fields and row upon row of beautiful tulips.





And there was a spectacular view of the often elusive Mt. Hood.


You can see more of the Tulip Festival here on my Flckr page.

Later, we dined on Greek marinated butterflied leg of lamb, rosemary roasted potatoes, Spanikopita, salad with toasted pine nuts, feta and olives and strawberry rhubarb crisp and vanilla ice cream. Yum! And thanks to Steph for making the salad and Spanikopita.

I’m worn out. Time to call it a day.

4 Responses to “Knock, Knock…”

  1. PaMdora says:

    Well these photos are sight for sore eyes. Any flowers around here that even thought about blooming got covered with sleet and snow today. On the other hand, I’ve been wearing my Dansk shoes a lot lately, and they always make me feel like I’m wearing Dutch clogs.

  2. jenclair says:

    The tulips must be breathtaking in person! As well as that spectacular image of Mt Hood…

  3. Judy says:

    What fun!!! The tulips look so pretty. Love the school bus photo!! LOL
    And we both enjoyed Spanikopita…altho ours was courtesy of TJs!!

  4. Kristin L says:

    Great fun! I have pictures which look earily similar — except mine were taken in Holland, not Portland. (Our yellow shoe didn’t have wheels though.) I wonder if there are a lot of Dutch immigrants in Portland, or if the weather is just similar enough to make it a great place for growing tulips 🙂