A couple of weeks ago
, Lisa and I flew back to Seattle for Alicia's wedding. While were not enthusiastic about leaving the warm Florida weather to the land of the endless winter, we were really looking forward to spending time with family and friends. Including examples of both that we have not seen in quite some time. Apparently the morning we arrived, it snowed. Luckily for us, it was gone by the time the plane landed. Had we seen it, we would have promptly got back on the plane.
After a couple of days in Lynnwood
, we headed up to Leavenworth for some QAT
prior to the eventual madhouse that was to come. Prior to this trip I have never spent any significant amount of time in Leavenworth. Upon entering town, you will notice a theme. And if you don't notice it off the bat, the polka music ringing through the town, may be a clue. Leavenworth is decorated like a quaint Bavarian town in the mountains. In this case, the Cascade Mountains about 30 miles east of Stevens Pass. Our main plan was to hit Stevens Pass for a day on the slopes, but we got a late start on Tuesday and decided to head straight to Leavenworth.
After walking around town checking out the shops, we decided to blend in like the locals. Not too many opportunities for a grander
hot chocolate in sunny Orlando. As far as dining recommendations
go - definitely hit Pavz Creperie
and Los Camperos
in Leavenworth. While you might be lured into one of their
many German restaurants, you won't be disappointed with either of these two places. Especially the dessert crepes from Pavz
The view from our condo looking into our condo.
Wednesday was spent at Stevens Pass. Those photos are on Lisa's camera, which is conveniently in Uganda right now. So look forward to more pictures when Lisa gets back home.
A (Lisa and Jacob) Farrar
-ski tradition - Zeke's Drive-in on Highway 2 in Gold Bar.
So on Thursday and Friday, besides watching NCAA College Basketball, the day was spent getting ready for the wedding. I didn't get too many photos of the reception, just the most important parts - the cupcakes.
While each flavor of cupcake was pretty tasty, the next day several of us decided to improvise a bit. The raspberry icing on the
chocolate cupcake was the best combination.