Monday, April 27, 2009

Have You Taken a Field Trip Lately?

The day began with a typical spring thunderstorm, and worries we wouldn't be able to join our camera club on a day excursion to shoot tulips prior to the Tulip Festival in Holland, MI next week. Waiting for a call, we continued to get ready very early...and left the house still a little unsure. We met up with another couple for a 6:45 a.m. breakfast then hit the road.

The closer we got to our destination, the clearer the weather became. Yes! Meeting the rest of the group on Windmill Island, we planned the day, including which sites were recommended and when we would meet for late lunch/early dinner and share stories of the day.

Then the storms started moving back in. The tulips, those few which were starting to open, were constantly moving - with 30 mph winds very common. The weather has been cool, so not many blooms. Moving inside to some of the shops and model villages helped, but we eventually took shelter from a downpour which appeared to be settling in.

Off to the rendevous point, calling each other on cell phones. Just an hour and a half early, so we did get some good shooting in. The next couple of hours were filled with fun and friendship and story telling.....a good time was had by all. Have YOU taken a field trip lately?

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