Wednesday, July 2, 2008

yodel-ay-hee-hoooo part 2

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.


Heather said...

How far is Leavenworth from Spokane? My brother Todd went there and it looks like a really neat experiece, even if it is touristy!

Btw, I found some killer airfare deals to Spokane ($29 bucks each way!!). Maybe Grace and I will come up to visit. :)

kate said...

Hi Hedder! I can't tell you how much we'd love you to come visit!! It is a screamin' deal and it's only an hour flight. COME ON UP; we'll go play at the lake!! We've got a comfy bed for waitin' for ya.

Leavenworth is about 3 hours away, so in small-child terms, it's TORTURE. But it helps that Anna can read now. And I'm getting a couple books on CD from the library to keep us entertained.

Dee said...

Only three hours? ! ! That's so close you could go any time.

I LOVE Leavenworth. It is so much fun to browse the shops, the cukoo clocks that are available (if one could stand the sound of a cukoo going off every 15 min.) But the clock itself is so nice. Then there are all the other goodies. And I love the candy Aplets and Cotlets. Oh, Kate, get me a little box of them, please. Just a few , or I'll eat them all at once.
Have fun, enjoy !!!!!!!!!

Heather said...

Would Aug. 19-22 work for you guys? It's in the middle of the week but school starts for both Grace and me the following week so I want to give us a little down time before that week. If you think that would work I'll go ahead and book it! :)

Linda, aka "Lala" said...

Yay for a Hedder visit! Kate you're so lucky! I swear I'm getting a better place this Sept., when lease is up, so I can have company too!

Anonymous said...

I wanna go have 218 million cool things near you..One day I'm going to show up at your door..