Seattle Residential: I Do That: Mt Vernon, Washington:Tulip Capitol of the Northwest

Mt Vernon, Washington:Tulip Capitol of the Northwest

Tulip towerI'm in Mt. Vernon, Washington today for the second part of a two day class working toward the NAR designation Senior Real Estate Specialist. The class is well taught. More on that another time. What's going on in Mt.Vernon is a little exciting too.

Each year April is designated Tulip Festival month.  The fields for miles around in this Skagit Valley will be nothing but waves of color. What a sight.

Today only the tulip chimney stands but this town is buzzing with preparation.






Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 14 commentsGlenn Roberts • February 11 2011 11:23AM


i was lucky enough to find myself here, accidentally, and it is so beautiful...if anyone is within driving distance, my advice is:  GO!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 8 years ago

Li - The tulip fields on the right day are truly amazing. What a lucky happenstance.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 8 years ago

Glenn, years back on a trip to Australia, we vivited a town in the mountains around Melbourne and the whole town raised Tulips, there 100's of acres of them everywhere, I went crazy with teh camera

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) almost 8 years ago

Glenn - Good luck with class and the designation.  Enjoy the tulips!

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) almost 8 years ago

Gl himenn,

Where's the camera when you need one? I hope you go back and get some great pics for us.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Gerry - I can imagine.

Nevin - It',s ngoing well.

Rich - I took a picture but AR upload is denying me.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 8 years ago

Glenn ~  So you're being doubly blessed -- new designation and great scenes to drink in; way to go.

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) almost 8 years ago

Tish - Pretty gray here today. Tulips in April. Class was excellent. I'm able to work with my own kind now.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 8 years ago

Oh what a site it is Glenn, as far as the eye can see in some cases. WOW!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) almost 8 years ago

Paul - You've seen, you believe!

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 8 years ago

Love the Skagit Valley during Tulip time... I missed it last year. One of my favorite drives up to Mt Vernon than over to Anacortes down Whidbey Island and the Ferry back to Mukilteo... I got a new Flip HD. I'm hoping to get some video riding a long the tulip fields this year.

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) almost 8 years ago

René - Walking in an area where different colors collide would be an awesome video pan. I expect to be there too.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 8 years ago

That is one long stem tulip. Anyone wearing wooden shoes at that class? How big a deal, time, money for the desgination Glenn? 

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 8 years ago

Andy - It was a two day 13 clock hour class and sponsored by NAR so probably available near you. Like all classes, the quality of the instructor is paramount, and we had a good one. I think the class was $169, and once the official designation arrives there will be a yearly fee. It's my first designation, so I don't know how those things work, yet.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 8 years ago