October 8, 2013
I'm listening to Bossonava as I blog this morning. It puts me in the mood to write and occasionally get up from my desk and dance around the room (don't tell anyone). If you know me, or have been following this blog, you know that I love adventures, especially road trips. When I first moved here to Seattle, I'd go on a road trip adventure just about every weekend. I've been getting back on the road again and loving the Fall in the PNW. This last weekend I traveled to Leavenworth, WA. It's just over 2 hours from Seattle and there are a few ways of getting there. I drove one way there and another way back, just to add to the adventure of it.
My first stop out on 90 East, was a little town called North Bend. It's small sleepy town nestled near the foothills of the cascade range. This town was made famous by David Lynch's television series Twin Peaks.
After eating one of those mini cans of pringles, I continued on towards Leavenworth, WA.
I was only planning to drive out there for the day, but I always do bring my toothbrush and PJ's just in case life brings some fun surprises. And it did. My Seattle music friend, Jason, said he was going to be in Leavenworth for the weekend because his aunt and uncle own a home out there. He invited me over to hang with the fam. And so I did. There were kids running around, and blueberry rhubarb coming out of the oven, and cousins telling fun stories of growing up. I felt right at home. And wait until you see this home!
A little about Leavenworth, WA. This little town sits on the southeast side of the North Cascades. The city struggled until 1962, until a local committee decided to change the town into a Bavarian looking town to help out the economy. And this idea succeeded. Now, you will stroll the streets and eat pretzels and sauerbrats and see men and women dressed in Lederhosen and dirndl.
I still haven't named my Jeep yet, even though it's taken me just about everywhere.
I then I headed back home. I was refreshed. Nature has a way of doing that to us.