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Tulips & Forts

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With a weekend day free Kirk and I took the boys up north to Skagit County in Washington State, to see the tulips. With the non-existent winter, the tulips have started early so got there before the annual month-long festival starts in April.The colors are really worth the color – and one can walk for the longest time in the fields.

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This little ham was having lots of fun…..

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Do small children need much more than mud and boots? Not really.

After we had our fill of Dutch…we kept on driving and went over to the Island I used to live on, Whidbey. My goal was to take the boys to Ft. Casey, a state park in central Whidbey.

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I had promised Walker he was old enough to climb up a lighthouse this year and Admiralty Head was a good start. And yes, he made it to the top Рand was all smiles!

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Looking down the Island, towards Ebey’s Landing.

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The boys looking across San Juan de Fuca, towards the Olympic Mountains and the ferry crossing the water.

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Eventually we made our way to the fort and they had so much fun checking out the big guns…..

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As we made our way through the park hiking, you can cut around and look down upon the ferry landing.

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Tucked back there are a few smaller big guns…

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Which what child can say no to?

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When I was a kid, we used to explore these parks and so much more was open.  Hard to wrap in my head at times this park has areas nearly 100 years old (and some over).

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Little man found tiny stairs…..

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And a little spot to hide in (where they had water pumps). Lots of hiking, and two small happy children. Not much more needed!

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