Holland, Michigan is a bit over two hours drive from the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Because mapquest calculated it to be less than three hours, I asked my companions to plan on leaving early.
We left an hour later than planned. I drove Auntie Claire’s car. That Hyundai was a treat to drive – even better than my 6-cylinder Camry. The engine was quiet in the expressway, stable and drove smoothly, no indication that it was a 4-cylinder car and with the four of us, the seats were comfortable.
The purpose of our trip was to see fields of tulips. Our expectations were reinforced by their ads – that’s when photography can really trick you. In short we were disappointed although there were many patches of tulips planted around the city.
Holland is a medium-sized city. It is beautiful and the Tulip Time is their biggest
festival which lasts for a week. They had several activities all over town to cater to everyone.
We were blessed with a beautiful weather even though we left Illinois under gray skies. By the time we got there, the sun was out and the temperature was in the high 60s and eventually to mid-70s.