After some resourceful planning and necessary purchases (Remember those new boots and jacket?), we were on our way. Since all of our past out-of-state trips together were for specific reasons like a wedding or apartment hunting and we didn't have a honeymoon, this was our first Just Because trip! I made a conscious effort to soak up our time, so I ditched social media and blogging for five days. I even neglected the camera a lot of the time. It was worth it to come home with few photos but with a deeper enjoyment of our trip.
Our favorite part was dinner at King Ludwig's -- authentic German cuisine and live accordion music. We thought it necessary to text a photo of Mr. TBS drinking beer to my parents. His drinking days ended long before we started dating, so none of us had ever seen him drink. He always said that he would throw back some beer when we traveled to Germany, and while we weren't abroad, the grub and libations at King Ludwig's did the trick!
I love Leavenworth! It's a small town only 20 minutes from all major stores and just a 2.5-hour drive or train ride to Seattle. The mountains are breathtaking. The food is delicious. (I may have gained 5 lbs. within 48 hours.) Also, I couldn't resist making a snow angel in the middle of our walk on Black Bird Island. I hadn't seen snow since 2007!
We've decided that we shall live in Leavenworth one day.