On April 7, 2016, residents of Marysville Care Center in Marysville, Washington, were able to take advantage of the nice weather with a scenic drive up to Mount Vernon, Washington, to check out the annual Tulip Festival.
Residents loaded up on the bus, and driver Rhonda Berg took them on the scenic route to Skagit County, where thousands of tulips are in bloom in early spring. Since Berg is a Skagit County native, she knew how to navigate the crowds. Residents were able to bypass much of the tulip-gazing traffic and enjoy some sights off the beaten path, including baby donkeys at a donkey farm.
The dietary department provided sack lunches for the group, which they ate on the bus with a great view of the tulips. They also made a stop for ice cream on the way back.
“It was a great way to spend a day out of the facility and enjoy the Pacific Northwest weather,” said resident Teresa Rolfes.