This weekend Mr. T and I took a much needed last-minute adventure. We headed to Leavenworth, Washington- “the Bavaria of the Northwest,” 4.5 hours from our home in Portland.
Leavenworth was once a run down logging town. Then in the 1960’s, the citizens of Leavenworth came up with the idea of transforming it into a Bavarian Alpine town. With the backdrop of the Cascade mountain range and nearby vineyards and ski areas, it began to draw more tourists and today is a thriving little tourist town.
Mr. T and I spent a happy time of our lives living and working in Munich, Germany- so the rush of memories from the Bavarian food and scenery- even though some of it is kitschy and touristy- made for a fun mini adventure not too far from home.
I thought I’d share a few pictures:
Our hotel was just a short walk from the town center.
Which was a good thing, because we took advantage of the many little wine tasting rooms throughout the town. For a very small tasting fee, each one serves generous tastings. I gave up my FSH regimen for the weekend and indulged. When I woke up the next morning I was surprised at how much wine we had bought. Oops.
We had dinner at an indoor Bavarian style beer hall, with Oompa band and all. I further indulged with a Radler (half light beer, half lemon-lime soda- really very good!)
We somehow managed to get to the mountain the next morning and had a beautiful day of skiing.
It’s hard to be down when you are so close to the sky on such a beautiful day. Of course, there are always reminders:
Mr. T didn’t find this as funny as I did- but I knew you would all enjoy this. Despite the reminders, I felt happier and more relaxed than I have in a long time. Which makes me wonder: Which is worse for my FSH? Wine or stress?
It’s easy to forget in the midst of infertility- but there really is a whole beautiful world going on out there.