Leavenworth and Heading West
Leavenworth, Washington is a charming Bavarian Village known for delightful specialty shops, numerous choices for cozy accommodations, and an active calendar offering a year-round schedule of festivals, music and live theater. Perhaps the most popular of the events is the Christmas Lighting and Ice Fest. The quaint, Bavarian theme is very at home against the breathtaking backdrop of Washington State's steep, snowy Cascade Mountains soaring thousands of feet above. http://www.gonorthwest.com/Washington/cascades/leavenworth/Leavenworth.htm
If you've been to Kimberly, BC, this place will look a bit familiar with the Bavarian theme happening. I think Kimberly is nicer, though. We arrived in the evening of September 16 and stayed overnight there. In the morning we found somewhere to have breakfast, then wandered up and down the main street. It's cute - lots of shops, most just the typical tourist fare but a couple featured local art/crafts, which is more what we are interested in.
Greeter for one of the shops.
There is a lovely park in the little river valley by the town, so we meandered down there.
Anyone know what these berries are?
Back in town....
Another zag. Joe spotted this little bridge so pulled off to take a look. No signage - at least that I have a record of so not too informative that way. But it was quite pretty.