Holland, Michigan

Home of Tulip Time, the third largest festival of its kind in the U.S. I'm not kidding. Trust me.

Holland is located in the western part of Michigan's lower penninsula. Right on Lake Michigan, in fact, with a beautiful lakeshore area, including the most popular state park in the Michigan. Nevertheless, most people who come to Holland come for the tulips. And little kids and bad high school bands (I know, I was in one) on parade....Scary, ain't it? :-)

De Zwaan, Holland's very own imported Dutch windmill (the only authentic working Dutch grain mill in the country. I know you don't believe me, but it's true.) Complete with tourists.

The beach.

Here are the klompen dancers, included specially for Rachel. :) Actually, I've done this, and it's a lot more fun to do than to watch. It's especially fun to do if it's not Tulip Time, and you're not in a parade. That way, people look at you funny. :) Wooden shoes are also good for gardening, I hear, and I personally find them useful paper weights. Highly recommended, in general.


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