August 15, 2007


We spent the last few days in Leavenworth WA, a little Bavarian town just about two hours north of us. It really is like stepping into another world full of fun and old world charm. We played putt putt golf, did lots of walking, enjoyed the sites around Lake Wenatche, shopped, ate, toured the nutcracker museum, stopped at the gingerbread factory, drove out to the fruit stand, walked the petting zoo, enjoyed ice cream, went to bed late, played in the pool and had lots of fun.

We spent our anniversary dinner at a cute little/rustic restaurant in the heart of Leavenworth. It was like stepping out of Russia and into Spain were our waitress was Australian and the mango/orange mojitos where to die for. Yum, yum!!

The weather was perfect!! We shopped as much as we could with three kids at all the cute little one-of-kind shops. Each of the kids got a wooden puzzle made in Leavenworth. Wonder Boy has a fondness for nutcrackers, so the Nutcracker Museum was a must. We walked through the musty isles of 5,000 crackers saw the oldest nutcracker and took pictures with Karl, the six foot working cracker. Miss O enjoyed her stop at the gingerbread factory complete with a gingerbread girl and chocolate milk. Very cute!! Baby love loved the music, walking (with help) and she thought the pool was lots of fun. She's developed a new love of all things "dog" and would point out and bark (woof woof) at everyone she saw.

We did a little site seeing on the banks of Lake Wenatche. The kids love to climb around the rocks and throw pebbles into the water. The walking trails were cool in a spooky kind of way.

It was a lovely little break away from the norm and mundane. . . . . . now it's back to cleaning and organizing the house. I have basically two weeks to get this house in order before we all go back to school and work. . . . . .

The Star Wars collection was WB's favorite nutcrackers. They were pretty amazing!

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