Our adventures for yesterday spilled over into day: the kids got to spend the night at their grandparents’ house (Papa Earl and Grandma Terri), while Jon and I got to go to Leavenworth! The kids had a wonderful time with their grandparents, aunt and cousin; Jon and I had a memorable time exploring Leavenworth.
We kicked off our trip with a stop at Starbucks in Lake Stevens, and (since we have a Discover Pass) we stopped at the Lake Wenatchee State Park. It was SO windy! The waves of the lake looked like the ocean… we could barely stand up! We didn’t stay long!
We arrived in Leavenworth late in the afternoon, and checked into Fairbridge Inn & Suites. It was about a 5 minute walk from the shops and restaurants, and was only $80 for the night so it was totally worth the price. We went window shopping and bought a couple things for the kids (and some taffy for us!), and then ate dinner at Gustav’s. It was delicious!
Then we went to Froyo Earth for frozen yogurt – best froyo we’ve had yet! We ended the evening with a trip to the theater at Icicle Junction to see “The Dark Knight Rises”.
We woke up this morning and had breakfast at the hotel, then walked to Starbucks. We enjoyed the sunshine and went to the riverwalk. We shopped a little more, got a pretzel from the Danish bakery…
and then went back to the Icicle Junction for their 18-hole miniature golf course. We had a lot of fun! And we got to work on our tans! Jon beat me by one stroke (64-65), but I got a hole-in-one on the last hole (which is one of the hardest)! It was amazing!
We left Leavenworth, stopped on the side of the road to take some pictures of the river, and then ate lunch at the 59er Diner. I remember that place from my childhood, so it was fun to go back. Their milkshakes are the best!
We also stopped at Deception Falls and took some pictures. It was so beautiful there! I love waterfalls…
We wrapped up our getaway with a trip to the Alderwood Mall and dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory. We picked up the kiddos and headed home. It was a relaxing, refreshing time for Jon and I, and we’re looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead this week!