This is not because it wasn’t totally blog-worthy.
I mean, you’re talking to a girl who regularly blogs about pants. So it’s not like I have particularly high standards.
But, as far as blog-worthy events go, the Tulip Time Festival was one of the blog-worthiest.
I witnessed the World’s Largest Cinnamon Roll.
I tried on wooden shoes.
I had a tour of a real live windmill.
I ate something called a Fat Ball. Which is just as amazing as it sounds. And it’s deep-fried. So it’s possibly even more amazing than it sounds.
And I got to hang out with my brother and his family, who happen to live in the area.
So, yeah, it was totally awesome. And totally blog-worthy. And I never told you about it. And I’ve felt kind of bad about that.But, as luck may have it, I now live a mere hour away from Holland, which means I got to go back to the the festival last weekend. So now I can finally write this very long overdue post about it.
Plus, I got to watch the Tulip Time parade this year, which I missed last year.
And, man, am I glad I got to see it this year. Because, seriously, I finally know what my life has been missing.
Namely, marching bands wearing wooden shoes.
Another thing my life hasn’t had nearly enough of: plastic buckets full of deep-fried vegetables.
In addition to the wooden-shoe-wearing-marching-bands and the fried-salad-bucket, there was also a wooden-shoe-mobile.
And a Wienermobile.
This was the first time I’d ever seen the Wienermobile in person. It’s possible I elbowed my friend and squealed like a fangirl.
There were a kajillion different beauty queens, including a Michigan Sugar Queen, a Bavarian Princess, a Ms. Wheelchair Michigan and the National Asparagus Festival Queen (which, speaking of blog-worthy events, that asparagus festival sounds pretty darn blog-worthy, amirite?).
And there was a massive cow named Ruthie.
The Tulip Time Festival!
On my blog!
At long last!
It’s like I had a second chance at life.
Well, maybe not life, exactly.
But I did get a second chance at Fat Balls. So there’s that.What’s your favorite festival that you’ve been to?