On Wednesday, April 19th, there was no school as Portland Kinderschule headed out to Woodburn to visit the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. We were greeted by Carol who told the children about the life cycle of a tulip. Then everybody climbed aboard the hayride out to the tulip fields. Apart from a lot of tulips of course, there was a little windmill, giant wooden shoes and some huge old steam powered tractors to explore. Lukas, who had studied in Germany, greeted the PKS students in German and invited them for a very muddy ride on a cow train in circles through a field. Every time he asked “Soll ich schneller fahren?” (“Should I go faster?”), he heard a loud “Jaaaaaa”. A lunch in the picnic area concluded the official program and the kids could play on the playground or admire the colorful tulip fields afterwards. And of course everybody got a tulip to take home.