Skagit Valley Tulip Adventure, Oyster Misadventure

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held each year from April 1-30. Every spring, hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. The tulips allow Skagit to share their corner of the world and helps to showcase the Skagit Valley agriculture.

We had several destinations to check out during our adventure to the valley, beginning with oyster tasting at the Blau Oyster Company. Normally, I love oysters. However, the Pacific Oyster at Blau must have been sitting in the sun for too long because it tasted terrible and had the strongest aftertaste ever. I had to split it out.

After the Oyster disaster, we drove over to Samish Bay Cheese to sample some fine organic cheeses. Samish Bay Cheese has been producing organic cheese in the Skagit Valley since 1999. They raise their cows on organic grass, grain, and clover grown on the farm and use their milk to produce several types of organic cheese. They also sell organic meats. I guess once the cows stop producing milk, they become organic steaks.

Our final stop, and main reason for going to Skagit Valley, was Tulip Town USA. This is one of the many tulip farms taking part in the tulip fest. It’s one of the most popular farms because there’s a more to do than just see tulips. There’s an indoor art display, face painting, kite flying, tractor trailer rides, garden shop and tulips for as far as the eye can see.

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs until the end of this month. It provides great fun for the whole family or for a couple looking for a romantic getaway. It also provides me with another event to test out my new Panasonic GF2. Enjoy the pics and video!

Skagit Valley Tulip Adventure

Skagit Valley Tulip Adventure

Skagit Valley Tulip Adventure

Skagit Valley Tulip Adventure

Skagit Valley Tulip Adventure

Skagit Valley Tulip Adventure

Skagit Valley Tulip Adventure

Skagit Valley Tulip Adventure


47 thoughts on “Skagit Valley Tulip Adventure, Oyster Misadventure”

  1. PPC Ian says:

    John, you’re always doing such fun stuff! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, looks like a great festival.

    1. Yeah Sally was looking great …

      Because of your dot com life style … Sally is having great time.

      Isn’t John ?

      1. So Panasonic is now John’s favourite gadget.

        Now no need to carry that bulky Canon any more.

        Quality is simply mind blowing.

        JOHN CAN I BORROW YOUR CAMERA FOR FEW DAYS 🙂

        1. John Chow says:

          Go buy you own! 😛

          1. John according to you which one is your favourite gadget ?

            Is it ipad
            Is it iphone
            Is it your new panasonic
            Or anything else …

            would love to know your answer.

          2. John Chow says:

            The iPad by far.

        2. Mathew Day says:

          The quality of your videos are really good.

          1. And credit goes to new Panasonic.

            Really simply awesome.

          2. d3so says:

            The quality of the videos and pics are both extraordinary.

        3. I was also expecting same answer … 🙂

      2. PPC Ian says:

        ZK you are right! 🙂 it’s all possible because of the dot com lifestyle.

    2. guru says:

      Blogging can be so much fun it seems for John, those shots are breathtaking. I imagine Panasonic Head of marketing should be getting in touch with you shortly 🙂

      1. Mathew Day says:

        They should be sending him boxes of their latest stuff, would just be a smart advertising move on their part. :p

  2. Mark J says:

    Sounds like you had a good trip, in Canada later this year, there’s so much to do! Calgary to Vancouver =)

  3. Work online says:

    Wow John looks like a great festival,thanks for this cool and soft sharing.

  4. Work online says:

    I really like flowers john because,these are good for give someone.

    1. guru says:

      That panasonic camera has been put to some very good use I see.

  5. looks like you had a fantastic time. Thanks for sharing John

  6. I love those pictures you have taken. Great shot of the tulips! 🙂

    1. Yes look at the colour … look at the sharpness. These are simply awesome.

      Are these from your latest toy ?

      1. PPC Ian says:

        I agree! The clarity of the images is simply amazing. Great pictures, John!

      2. Abhik says:

        Yeah!! I guess John took these pictures using his new Panasonic.

  7. john , i always love the way that you posting, good quality images, really nice one.

  8. fas says:

    Your photos are getting better and better.

  9. John which camera you used for these great shots ?

    1. Techabouts says:

      Absolutely.
      John always clicks good images

    2. Oh apologies for asking this question without reading the whole post.

      Actually I lost in these beautiful photos and asked immediately 🙂

  10. Boy your expression was really funny after you tried Oyster.

  11. Who is the cute child John? Looks like, she is a butterfly, and want to suck honey in the flower 🙂

    1. She is our little darling Sally.

      Papa.s daughter.

      1. Lakhyajyoti says:

        She is really cute.May God bless her.

  12. Alex Kim says:

    It is such a nice today in Seattle, good time to go to Tulip Fest!!!
    Thanks for the post.

  13. Looks like my backyard only not as fancy. Gotta get me one of those Panasonic camera’s.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Justin, you must have one amazing backyard! 🙂

    2. Abhik says:

      Only 10% of that beauty is more than enough for a backyard.. 🙂

  14. You really went the extra mile dong that video, nice editing John

    1. Abhik says:

      Thanks to iMovie 11.0.

  15. nice festival and the flowers look gorgeous

  16. Mathew Day says:

    Looked like a really great day for a festival. You’re daughter is smart, there’s no way I would’ve eaten that oyster either. 8|

  17. Really nice shots of tulips. I need to go back up there again, it has been a while. Thanks for the pictures.

  18. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Great picture quality John.Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures.

  19. Abhik says:

    Awesome pictures, John.
    Sally is looking like an angel 🙂

  20. Work online says:

    These are really awesome pictures and so cool too.i like flowers.

  21. Work online says:

    and also So cute baby,keep such sharing john..how sweet.

  22. Work online says:

    Quality of your videos are awesome,and i really like fun,I really feel different. Thanks for providing the information.

  23. the flowers are really attractive and lots of varieties. i think you enjoyed the trip.

  24. nice flowers look to visit one day

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