Monday, August 30, 2010

Trip to Leavenworth

We celebrated the end of summer and our ninth anniversary by taking a road trip to Leavenworth, WA. This is somewhere I've always wanted to visit (partly because I'm Swiss and I was hoping for a little taste of home!)

Of course, you can't go to the states without making a quick stop here:

After our shopping trip, we headed east and drove through Steven's Pass.

We finally arrived in Leavenworth and the Enzian Inn. The kids were fascinated (creeped out?!) by the "dead animals" in the lobby.

Translation anyone?
Our room was cute! Elisabeth loved it - and especially the faces on the beds. Can you see 'em?

Grosspapa an Oncle Reudi:

After we'd settled in to our room we went in search of something to eat. We ended up at Gustav's. Which was good but stinkin' expensive.
Our hunger sated, we decided to wander around a bit and explore the town.

We really wanted to eat here while we were in Leavenworth, but as it turns out, the day we finally decided to eat here, it was pouring and this place is all/mostly outside.

Leavenworth's version of a maypole:

A rare family photo.

A little Alpine Hutte - also, the closest we got to Switzerland the whole time we were away.