We ate at a little hole in the wall restaurant, Reverie BBQ before heading out to the tulip field. Lucky for us, the weather was probably the best day we’ve had so far this year; nothing but sunshine. The fields were amazing. The red and purple fields were most vibrant, but the unique colors were what amazed me the most. My favorite flower was the “Fabio”; it had petals with what I liked to call “furry” edges.
After we were Tulip’d out, Alex and I headed to the next most important stop – the winery. We had a list of 4 in the area, but we were short on time and visited the closest one which was Tulip Valley Vineyards. We had our 3 free tastings and decided to each buy a glass to drink on the patio out front in the sun. A glass, however, was $5, but we could buy the whole bottle of Chardonnay 🙂 for $6.30+tax. Wow! Being the bargain hunters we are, we bought the bottle which they were so kind to uncork for us to take outside and enjoy.
The last stop on our tulip adventure was Snow Goose Produce. I’d read about it over here, and put it on the short list of must-do’s for our sunny day. It was worth it. The tulip festival website claimed described Snow Goose: “A true farmer’s market. Live Seafood tanks, flowers, wines, cheeses, immodest ice cream cones.” I went for the ice cream; the waffle cones were made fresh and the ice cream was scooped generously. Alex had Coffee ice cream and I had Marionberry Swirl. Yum yum! (We ate those around 4:30 and never did have dinner because we never got hungry that night.)