Monday, April 30, 2012

Deception Pass State Park, WA

A visit to Fidalgo Island isn't complete without a visit to Deceptions Pass State Park, one of Washington's favorite spots to hike, kayak, camp, and view wildlife. Bowman Bay is on the Fidalgo side of the park. Here are some shots from this stunning spot...
Deception Pass Bridge connects Fidalgo Island with Whidbey Island. You can walk across the bridge and get panoramic views of Deception Pass and the Olympic Peninsula beyond. Just don't look down toward the water if you're afraid of heights!
Click HERE to see further vistas of this lovely park on New Year's Day.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

RoozenGaarde, WA

April is tulip mania in the Skagit Valley. If you're up in this part of Washington during the tulip season and you're as crazy about tulips as I am, then you have got to make a visit to RoozenGaarde where you can stroll through the tulip and daffodil fields and enjoy the immaculately-groomed formal gardens. 

Although I wasn't there when the tulip fields were all fully blooming, I was pleasantly surprised to find so much color. Come take a stroll through tuliplandia...

Luckily I was able to visit Roozengaarde on a weekday. I hear that the weekends can bring out huge crowds. Click HERE to view my visit from last year.