Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sorry not Ecuador but look Tulips!!!

I know you want to know about my awesome Ecuador Trip and no worries you definitely will hear about it. I am planning on doing a day by day blog like I did for my China trip last year. The thing is, I sent my SD card with my sister so she could download the pictures and put all the pics from my camera and her camera and Dad's all on one device. So I will begin my blog as soon as I get my card and all the pics back from her. Should only take a week or so.

In the mean time, I realize I haven't updated you all on the comings and goings of my adventures here is Canada and generally the Great Northwest. As for a basic update; I've finished school! Graduated with Honors (it was a surprise to me) and the very next week started my job as a PreVis Artist at Nerd Corps. Life is a whirlwind sometimes and you just have to enjoy the ride.

So a couple weekends back, around mid April I headed to Skagit for the Tulip Festival; this is an annual festival in Skagit WA where just like in Holland there are fields of Tulips.
 The better place to see these colorful fields are in Tulip Town; where there are a few little shops and of course the fields.
 We came at the very last day of the festival though and because it was a warm spring most of the tulips had already gone through their bloom but there were some rows left for us to play in.
 I keep saying 'we' because I came down with a couple of friends; Cassandra and Erin. Part of the reason we came down along with the Festival was for Cassandra; she is getting married in August and wanted to check the states for some wedding dress options. Along with that we also hit the outlets at Burlington. So awesome! We succeeded in attaining some awesome shoes and boots along with some gloves that originally were $90 and we only paid $10; sweet deal and they were leather!

 Me at the top as Farmer Jon, Erin's my Farmer Mame, and Cassandra's the little Tulip

Ok, no blog is good without an fun story, so here it goes. Along with shopping at the Outlets we wanted to go to Trader Joes and get some fun treats but we spent a little longer at the outlets than we thought. We realized it was getting dark and knew that Trader Joes closes at 9pm. Cassandra had never been to Trader Joes and I'm sorry if your life has not tried the sweet nectare of Cookie Butter than that is just unacceptable and must be remidied. In anycase when we finally checked the clock we realized that it was 20 minutes to nine and it was a twenty minute drive to the store which was in one town over. So we booked it to the Green Machine (my car) and I only sped enough to get there... nothing too dangerous... in anycase we get there by tearing down the road, catching a u-turn into the parking lot and I zoom up to the front, screech to a halt and yell 'GO, GO, GO' all military style to the girls all the while the store owner is standing at the doors just about ready to close them. We made it, he was laughing at us enough to show us pity and let us in. As we checked out he described how he watch us zoom down the street and thought those girls know what their doin'. It was a success and Cassandra got to try her Cookie butter and we were some nice entertainment for those at Trader Joes.

I hope you enjoyed the story; like I said at the start, I'll be updateing with my trip to Ecuador in the coming weeks. Totally worth the wait it was an amazing trip!

Adventure is out there!

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