You may or may not know this about me, but I have always been crazy about anything Bavarian. At a young age I fell in love with Switzerland. The mountains, the cuckoo clocks, the leiderhosen, cows with bells, the Sound of Music. Wooden clogs? Yes, please. I only wish I could yodel. Well, now that we live in NE Washington, we are just a couple of hours from "America's Alps", and the darling Bavarian town of Leavenworth. Some may find it overly touristy and it's kitsch a bit too much (how is THAT even possible??) but me? I LOVE it. We went for the first time this past winter, and I vowed then to come back in the summer. So Anna and I are going to Leavenworth for 4th of July! David has elected to stay home; I think the lure of being in charge of the remote control for a change is just too alluring. Wimbledon is on. Plus, he doesn't have the itch to travel like I do, since he travels for work.
So it will be just me and the Bug. We are going on a horse-back ride Friday afternoon and, if the river calms down, we'll float the Winachee on Saturday.
We'll stroll the streets and hit all the deliciously kitschy shops selling wooden ornaments from Germany, we'll visit our favorite bookstore, we'll eat at the fabulous Italian restaurant and then hit the gelato shop, and we'll swim in the pool. And the Leavenworth Summer Theater is even putting on a performance of Sound of Music at the Ski Hill Amphitheater!!
If David ever wants to see us again, he'll know where to find us.