Let’s continue the great adventure across the Cascade Mountain range to the little Bavarian town of Leavenworth, Washington! While we stayed near Leavenworth wildfires were flaming through eastern Washington. I feel for those firefighters and residents that were effected by the fires. As a result, the thousand trails campground around Plain, WA was nearly empty! Only 22 of us in a 280 space park until the Labor Day weekend. While the campground was not full, it did have a healthy number of campers for the holiday.
The town of Leavenworth is a Bavarian theme town with stunning views of the surrounding mountains! The views get even better in the snow. http://www.leavenworth.org/ Leavenworth explodes in the winter with a Christkindlmarkt (open air market) and a tree/town lighting.
Let’s talk good eats for a moment… shall we?
Sandwiches, German sausages, hot pretzel?
Here are some of our picks: Ducks and Drakes (outdoor patio) They used to have our favorite Jagerschnitzel, but only have on holidays now, Cured for sausage and pretzel (outdoor patio). Since we needed to find a new place for Jagerschnitzel we tried King Ludwig’s. It was tasty!
Here is the treat of the trip to Leavenworth! There it was! Blue Spirits Distillery and to top it off…Blue Spirits was dog friendly! Now on to the tasting..Mary was our sweet and very knowledgeable guide! Did I mention she was awesome! We were able to taste 3 spirits each for $10 then if we bought a large bottle we would get $5 of that back on our purchase. After having small sips then they were transformed into mini cocktails. What a great feature! In the back they were making cucumber vodka that day. If you like spirits as we do…this is a must on the list to stop! check them out here… http://www.bluespiritsdistilling.com/ Hint Hint…we would love if the had a quarterly membership like wineries do. https://www.facebook.com/BlueSpiritsDistilling
Drum roll…. here is what we purchased!
Here is the guide to all things Leavenworth http://www.leavenworth.org/