|Greenwood Commune Goes on Vacation|
There is a picture of me somewhere in an old photo album at the age of 2, white-blonde, on a sunny day, sitting in the middle of a field of tulips in Holland, MI. I think I had that image in mind when I suggested to Mike that we visit the Tulip Festival 35 years later, with our own little girls. Well, we made the trip this weekend, not only with our own kids, but with 6 other neighbors and their 5 children. We saw not a single tulip. (They had all bloomed in January.) It rained. We didn't even make it to downtown Holland. But we had a fabulous weekend.
|Douglas Beach, Ho!|
|Nourit Finding Shells|
|Oscar Contemplating the Deep Beyond|
|Ming Ming's Castle|
Despite the fact the kids are pictured in bathing suits and playing in the water like it's the middle of a heat wave, an hour later it was too chilly to dine al fresco, so we ate our steak and salmon dinners indoors.
|Convicts or Mimes? You Decide.|
Then, movie night commenced, followed by 6 kids piled into the smallest room for the ultimate sleepover.
|There Were 5 in the Bed|
|No Caption Needed|
|Nelis' Dutch Village|
|Swings at Nelis' Dutch Village (right next to the outlet mall, as seen in the background)|
|Closest our Feet came to the Tulip Festival|
|Waiting for Ice Cream in downtown Saugatuck|
|Nerves of Steel|
|The Castle (or The Hole)|
|Digging with Antoine|
|We were offered the option to buy this house...|
|Traipsing Through Saugatuck State Park for our Third Trip to the Beach|
|Helen and Hugo|
|This Beach Comes With a Minstrel|
For more (and better) pictures of the weekend, click over here And here. And then here. And finally, here.