Sunday, July 15, 2012

Leavanworth, WA.

We are camped at Lake Wenatchee State Park, just outside Leavenworth, Washington. Leavenworth was a dying little town in central Washington, as the manufacturing closed, the skiers moved to fancier slopes, and railroad was no more.  So the townspeople voted to make it a unique German Bavarian town, with its 100% German architecture.  Every building looks like you are in the German Alps and you are surrounded by tall mountains here too.  Restaurants, gift shops, bakeries, butchers, hotels, and every other business is just as if it came from Munich, Germany.  We ate at King Ludwig's for lunch, Debbie had the Jaegerschnitzel and I had the Hungarian Goulash, both came with spaetzel and red cabbage. We did a lot of shopping and listened to the German band in the town square.  We had a great time in this tourist trap of a town.

Our campsite in the woods at Lake Wenatchee State Park
The snow melt is really filling the streams around the area
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                                        Click to see Debbie watching the white water

"Debbie, stay away from the beer wagon."
Main Street, Leavanworth
Debbie and the many flowers
Front Street
Das Festhaus (the festival house)
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                                         Click to hear the Leavanworth Yodelers                                                                                                                        
 Really pooped from shopping
                                                                       

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