Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival 2017

~3 MILLION TULIPS?! #BloomsBest2017

 

Around 3 MILLION TULIPS! I have never seen so many tulips in my life.

Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festivalย 

Admission fee was $8 on the weekdays and $15 on weekends for online purchases.

Friday, May 12. 2017

It started as a sunny day in Vancouver then as we kept going down the highway, traffic started to build up and the sun disappeared. The dark clouds came as we kept driving then a little drizzle followed by rain pouring down.

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the other side of Abbotsford looked so sunny…

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When we arrived, the path was all muddy with a light rain. Thankfully the rain stopped after a few minutes. We were warned about possible thunderstorms as they already had one this day. If another thunderstorm occurs we would have to leave the tulips field temporary. But lucky enough it did not happen.

They sold rain ponchos for $5.

Shoe covers for $2. Which was blue plastic baggies that tied around your shoes. I actually kind of wanted to purchase it but saw people leaving that took off their shoe covers but the mud still ended up getting onto their shoes. The guy’s yeezy were covered in mud… So, I decided if my shoes would still end up getting dirty from the covers, then I might as well not get them and save $2. My shoes did get muddy but with a clean at home it looks fine now.

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these tulips reminded me of peaches, so pretty

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the orange/yellow and red tulips were my favorite!

 

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The sugar cookies they had for sale were $3 and from TracyCakes Bakery Cafe. The cookie was nice and soft and the perfect amount of sweetness with the icing sugar on top. I was starving and the food trucks weren’t opened, so I devoured the cookie in a few minutes. Afterwards, we drove to the nearby A&W and got a meal for our starving stomachs.

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They sold bunches of fresh cut tulips for $5. One bunch had 10 tulips. We got the 5 for $20 deal so we got one bunch free!

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fresh cut tulips

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fully bloomed 2 days later

The tulips fully bloomed in 2 days, just in time for Mother’s day!

Note to self: Come on a nice sunny day next year or wear rain boots if there is chances of rain. Oh and please bring snacks.

 

 

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