Open only 1 day a year to the public, you’re invited to visit the PACCAR Technical Center. Fun awaits, and you’ll have a few hours to explore on your own inside this secured-access truck testing facility. Climb inside Kenworth trucks, see how they test windshield resistance, and see automated door slamming equipment as they run tests. Fun and lots to see and do! Hot dogs and other quick foods available for lunch, or bring your own.
You’ll also be right in the middle of the Tulip Fesival in Skagit Valley. Here you’ll visit both major tulip flower bulb producers, Tulip Town and Roozengaarde. The largest bulb growing area in the Unites States, it is beautiful when the flowers bloom. With early, mid, and late blooming bulbs (all within a few weeks) you are sure to see flowers in bloom (but Mother Nature decides).
Date: April 8, 2017
Price: $89 per person plus tax
You receive a comfortable ride via coach, you’ll have an on-board tour guide. Snacks and bottled water included. Box lunch from Ingallina’s available for advance purchase for $20, or purchase food at either of the tulip farms or at the PACCAR Technical Center.
Another super bonus is that you get dropped AT THE FRONT DOOR of both tulip farms, and GET RIGHT IN. No waiting in lines, no parking and walking issues. Fast, easy, convenient!
This PACCAR Technical Center and Tulips Tour begins in the Seattle area with 3 convenient pick up locations: Star Lake Park and Ride, downtown Seattle Grand Hyatt, and Northgate Park and Ride.
Visit http://cherylsnorthwesttours.com/seasonal-tours.php and scroll down to the Tulips and Trucks Tour to book your tour today!
TULIPS & CRAB CRUISE in the Skagit Valley. A new and different way to see the flowers and yet do something new!
April 16 One Day Only
Due to the boat requirements, we must book this tour by February 3.
We want crab and we need you! go to http://cherylsnorthwesttours.com/seasonal-tours.php then scroll down to the Tulips and Crab Cruise tour, and book today!
We begin this Skagit Valley tulip tour from Seattle, and travel to La Conner, where we meet the boat and set out for a two and a half hour boat cruise on Puget Sound. Lunch is included and you get cracked crab, chicken, and more.
Upon your return to the dock, you’ll continue to the two famous tulip farms, Roozengaarde and Tulip Town. You may know, Skagit Valley is the largest tulip producer in the entire United States.
Oh and I must mention, you get to skip the lines to get tickets, and you get dropped off at the gate! Now more parking and walking and waiting. Boom, you’re in!
Rather than do the usual 2 farms and lunch in a nearby town, try something new this year! We’d love to experience this and get local, fresh crab as our lunch. We need 10 people at time of publishing, so come on, let’s do this!
See some beautiful islands, feast on crab, then feast your eyes on the flowers!
$179 /per person, plus tax ~ all inclusive tour
Again: Must book by Feb 3, 2017
Fields and fields of blooming lavender! July in the Pacific Northwest boasts an abundance of purple fields. And fragrant, too. Sequim Washington has great year-round weather which allows for wonderful local farms full of produce and flowers. July brings the Lavender Festival and the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. You can find lavender in so many ways, such as live plants, seeds, in crafts like sachets, dried bundles, in beverages, and more! One of the farms has a male and female peacock in a fensed area, and we’ve seen eagles overhead. Many farms have kiosks on their farms with vendors who offer jewelry, food, crafts, baskets and other fun, festive items. An easy way to get there is with Cheryl’s Northwest Tours LLC. A simple bus ride and sometimes a ferry provides a convenient and fun way to get there. No parking a mile away, and avoid the crowded driving conditions. No worries, just fun, Complimentary snacks and water provided. Learn about the festival, its history, and what to do while you are there while on your way. The annual Lavender Festival in Sequim, Washington, kicks off July 20, 2013 and runs through the weekend. Some links to visit include:
For tour information, check out the PDF
Lavender Festival Tour – July 21, 2013
And remember, the flowers are in bloom all month in July, so you can go on your own any time you want to most of the farms throughout July.