Wicked Tulips in Rhode Island

white pink and purple tulips in show garden at wicked tulips in johnston, ri. photo taken by christina ho falcon

HAPPY SPRING!

There are so many wonderful places to discover and experience locally. Last year, I heard about this tulip flower farm in Johnston, RI. I was so excited to check it out. Tickets are sold online only. We were lucky to get one day in last year to visit with my husband and then-two year old.

This year, it was just my son and me. He had his 3-year old well-visit at his pediatrician’s office, which is located in Johnston, RI.

So, we decided to pack a lunch and have a picnic after his doctor’s appointment. Then pick flowers, take pictures, and have some fun in the sun.

Tickets

My son just turned three at the end of April, so his ticket was free. I just had to pay for my adult ticket, which came to $17.28. This ticket includes 10 U-Pick tulips.

When you enter, you check in with the people under the white tent and they give you a token for the 10 tulips. You also have the option to purchase more tulips if you decide to pick more than 10.

Picking the Tulips and Picnicking

Upon entering, there were people under the large umbrella to ask any specific questions. There were baskets and large red buckets for patrons to carry their tulips in. The ground is bumpy and a bit rocky, so it’ll be tough to roll a stroller. But, it might be helpful to have one if your kids get tired.

Off to the side, there are picnic tables set up (some under a shaded pavilion) along with trash cans and porto potties.

We brought along a blanket, which we laid down to have more room. I also left my lunch bag on top of the blanket after lunch so I didn’t need to carry it while we picked tulips.

toddler carrying basket at u-pick tulip farm at wicked tulips in johnston, ri. photo taken by christina ho falcon

My three year old son enjoyed running up and down the rows of flowers. And, I had a wonderful time snapping pictures of him.

toddler boy model pose at wicked tulips in johnston, ri. photo taken by christina ho falcon

Show Area

In addition to the U-Pick tulips, the flower farm has a show are that is limited to viewing and taking pictures. There is no picking allowed in this show area. On display is a lovely assortment of flowers.

This is a popular area for those selfies and “glamour” shots:)

Visit

It was such a beautiful Thursday afternoon when we visited! If you’re ever in the RI area during the spring, usually anytime between the middle to end of April until about the middle to end of May, you should check out Wicked Tulips! They have their “Bloom Report” available online so you are able to check when U-Pick time is!

Thanks for reading about our mini excursion:) Happy spring, everyone!

Almost one week.

It’s Monday.

The weekend rush is over. There are significantly less people at the resort today compared to Friday-Sunday. It was like a wave of people just came and went. Club Med Ixtapa is rather small, but there’s still a lot of things to do.

The weather here has been hot and humid. We have been taking it semi-easy our first week here.

Every morning either Michael or I would attend the 9:30am (intermediate) or 10:30am (beginner) tennis session. A few of the days, we were fortunate to get our own private lesson! When one of us plays tennis, the other would watch and play with Kai. We didn’t bring our own rackets or tennis shoes, but they have ones we can borrow here. Those are two of the things we wish we brought.

We considered putting Kai in the Baby Club Med, but there are so few kids here that it wouldn’t be too much fun for him. This week, there are a handful of kids in the Mini Club Med, which is from 4-10 years old.

Iguanas 🦎 are out and about when the sun is out:) Kai likes to search for them and call out: “Dinos where are you?” And he even goes “shhhhh” when we are near them.

When Kai naps in the afternoon, we have been able to go head to head at archery, ping pong, and bocce ball. We have also had chances to play tennis with each other, which is nice.

In the evening, we typically go to the beach to watch the sunset. Since we are on the west coast, we wanted to take advantage of seeing them every night we are here. Since it’s rainy season, some nights have been a little misty. But overall we have been pretty lucky. We don’t mind overcast skies since we are used to the heat here.

Yesterday we ended up taking a taxi 🚕 into Ixtapa City Center, which was only ten minutes away, to check out the outdoor market for some souvenirs. We just ended up getting Kai crocodile and iguana toys and just walked around. We stayed for about an hour and got a taxi back to the resort. Kai was tired afterwards, but he enjoyed seeing all of the vendors and saying hi to everyone.

This afternoon, Michael is on a fishing excursion while I’m hanging with Kai. He’s been getting some much needed shut-eye.

Food has been delicious so far; no complaints in that department.

In the evening we have been staying up to watch the show at 9:15pm. Each night has been different so far. Kai really enjoyed the singing and dancing. He loves to clap during the shows. Last night’s performance was pretty cool too.

More to come…