Trip to Leavenworth

Buildings in Leavenworth


On Tuesday and Wednesday, I went to Leavenworth with Grandma and her sister, Martha Sue. Leavenworth is a Bavarian town just over 2 hours east of Seattle, on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. For you Michiganders, it’s a lot like Frankenmuth, only a bit smaller and there’s no gigantic Bronner’s Christmas store. 😉 I hadn’t been to Leavenworth since I was little, so I was really happy that Grandma invited me to go with them.

We saw an outdoor performance of The Sound of Music by the Leavenworth Summer Theater on Tuesday night. In a Bavarian town surrounded by forest and mountains, it was an incredible place to watch the show. They really made use of the space, too, using the woods and the aisles in addition to the stage. I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Leavenworth!

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Overnight, we stayed at Der Ritterhof, which had a 24′ tall knight in full armor by the main office. In the morning, we visited a fruit stand just outside of town, where Grandma got a great deal on a box of peaches.  Then, we walked around Leavenworth and did some shopping before heading home. I even got to take home a couple of Grandma’s peaches, a handful of green beans we picked from her garden, some apples for making applesauce, and a tub of homemade raspberry jam. Yummy! 🙂

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