Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


Playing tourist

Heading out with the wife and kids this afternoon to go the picturesque Bavarian(tourist trap) town of Leavenworth.  Located in central Washington, on the eastern down-slope of the Cascades, Leavenworth is supposed to be a very pretty town to go visit in the winter.  Despite living in Washington for a long time, I've never been to Leavenworth before...when we lived on the west side of the states, I was never adventurous enough to brave the mountain passes to spend a day wandering around in the cold, looking at Bavarian facades and Christmas lights, while wishing I was inside a warm bar drinking a cold beer.

Now that I am on this side of the mountains, I don't have that excuse...nor do I wish I did.  I think the rest of my family will have a great time if it is even half as pretty as other folks have said it is.  The tricks going to be spending Saturday wandering in an out of various knick-knack and tchotchke filled shops without going harm with a car full of crap.

Gotta love the towns advertisements though...


  1. Kind of like Frankenmuth, MI ("Little Bavaria")

    Has Bronner's Christmas Wonderland: "The World's Largest Christmas Store"

    2 places for great chicken dinners...
    but no mountains. sigh...

  2. If you want to find out what is happening in town while you are there, go to http://www.AccidentalBavarian.com.

    We have a website of all things Leavenworth with reviews, descriptions of restaurants and stores and places we like to go.

    Cheesemongers Shop is a great place, and you might find Der Man Shoppe or the sporting goods places interesting. Lots of hearty fare in town as well.