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Tulips on the road

It’s tulip time.

This spring, we will be looking for tulips grown in our Austin Area. This past week was the date we had picked to visit the Landscape Arboretum in Chaska.

Thousands of tulips are in bloom and folks from all over annually come for a visit. The arboretum is billed as one of the top 10 sites every season of the year.

It’s worth a drive to experience some of nature’s highlights there and enjoy the outdoors in a walking tour or even a tram ride.

You will be awed at the big expansion they have completed over the years.

In 2019, our enjoyment of tulips took us to Pella, Iowa.

Besides the thousands of flowers set in beautiful displays, they also highlight   many events along with the  Dutch Parade, which includes the street washing, including hundreds of families

Although the 2020 parade has been cancelled, the city notes you might be able to visit and conduct a drive thru for the next couple of weeks. Plans are already in progress for their 2021 festival.

Holland, Michigan, also hosts a large tulip festival. We visited the community on one of our motorcoach tours and enjoyed all the Dutch heritage and activities. There is dancing in the streets and the theme includes Dutch costumes.

I encourage you to take this time to enjoy the memories made when visiting these sites and perhaps thumb through some of the photo albums you may have.

We will be on the road again.

The Mower County Senior Center remains closed to the public and we are cancelling the June 3 meeting for those of you who are signed up for our  Rhine RiverBoat Cruise Oct. 10-20, 2020.  You will be contacted by email or direct mailing to talk of our plans. Don’t put away your suitcase. If you have questions, please call our Travel Number 507-438-3946.

We will be in touch with our travel schedule. Each trip will be dealt with as time goes by. Buses will be able to drive us, theaters will host us, concerts will return. Let’s all do our part. Stay safe. I miss you all.