The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page ~ St. Augustine
Nestled in the Cascades is the beautiful “German Bavarian” town of Leavenworth. German Bavarian is in quotes because the town is modeled on a Bavarian village as part of a civic initiative begun in the 1960s.
About a 2.5 hour drive from western Washington, Leavenworth has become a year round destination with festivals and numerous events, including the annual Oktoberfest celebration and the December Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
The hotels all have many maps of the town to make it easy as you browse the many fascinating shops or decide where to eat.
When traveling this time of year, you have to be aware of any fires in the area. There was one in the Skykomish area, about 50 miles North West of Leavenworth. While there was some haze and slight smell of smoke, it did not affect travel.
On previous visits, I’ve enjoyed dining at several German restaurants (Mozart very good) but this time I decided to try something different and am very glad I did.
Visconti’s Italian Restaurant ~ Terrific customer service; very good wine list and menu, including marvelous appetizers and cheese boards. The lasagna was marvelous. Highly recommend. As an aside, I asked if they made their own (delicious) bread and was told it’s from New Jersey! They said it’s frozen for them. I laughed and said, of course, the water! (Which is why NY pizza is the best!)
Savor your journeys, near or far, real or imagined