This year, the tulips decided to make their appearance a bit early. And by a bit early, I mean they popped out of the ground a whole five weeks early. But this didn't hinder the celebrations! Instead, we were able to celebrate Stemfest 2012, though we did catch a few tulips before the festival began.
|Surveying the Surviving Tulips from Above|
Quincy and I attended all three parades, including the Kinder Parade, which we walked in for the "scrubbing of the streets". No, neither Quincy or myself scrubbed the streets (a bit hard to do while carrying an infant or being one), but we took pictures! I even pulled out my costume from my old Dutch Dancing days. In case you are curious, we are dressed in the traditional Volendam consumes
For the final parade on Saturday, it was a family affair with the entire H-G Clan. Despite the rain, we stayed warm and relatively dry.
Got any local festivals you join in each year? Feel free to share!