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Take a Hike | Lake Wenatchee Trail

Whenever we visit a city or place we’ve been before, I like to plan at least one day where we go explore something new. When we visited Leavenworth, Washington last week for a little R&R with some friends, I was excited to take a couple hours to wander around Lake Wenatchee for the first time. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Leavenworth, it’s a quaint little Bavarian-themed town settled between the Wenatchee Mountains and Stuart Range. Leavenworth is…

Road Trip: Leavenworth, Part 3

Shop and sight see... check. Party at Oktoberfest... check. Explore the beautiful mountains and river... here we go! Due to the craziness of the Leavenworth Marathon, we were unable to hike Icicle River like we initially planned, but thanks to a knowledgeable employee at Leavenworth Mountain Sports, we decided to hike Penstock Trail, just a couple miles west of town.  I am SO glad we did! We actually hiked the trail twice. That's how beautiful it was. On Saturday morning, Kyle…

Road Trip: Leavenworth, Part 2

Our trip to Leavenworth wasn't just for shopping and sightseeing. The main purpose for the trip was to check out their Oktoberfest, and boy did it deliver. Talk about a big party, there were hundreds, if not thousands, of people there for opening week. There were 4-5 entertainment areas full of tables and seats and a constant rotation of musicians and other acts, all thoroughly entertaining.   I have to say the biggest let down of the whole night was the…

Road Trip: Leavenworth, Part 1

As many of you may know, Kyle, my parents and I ventured over to to the beautiful Cascades to experience, firsthand, the excitement that is the Leavenworth Oktoberfest.  I instantly fell in love with this quaint, Bavarian village. I had been to Leavenworth as a child, and then again more recently for a late-night dinner on our way home from Seattle. But I have never really been there - it was never our destination. We took I-90 over and ended…

This Weekend: Oktoberfest 2014

It's that time of year again! Time to kick off fall right with about a thousand different options for Oktoberfest. Last year we did (what seemed like) an Oktoberfest marathon. I'm hoping this year will be a bit more low key, but I guess we'll find out soon enough! Here's the low-down for your Oktoberfest weekend(s): Daanen's Deli Oktoberfest Daanen's is hosting their 21st annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, beginning at noon. The admission is free and they'll have live music,…