We didn’t do a post yesterday because we were in an area with no Internet or cell coverage so this post is for yesterday and today.
Monday was a travel day. We left Campground St. Regis in Montana around 8:20 AM to go to Leavenworth, Washington. We crossed into the state of Idaho at 9:04 AM mountain time and also changed to the Pacific time zone. Along the way we made a stop at Wal-Mart and a lunch/gas stop. We added another state to our list when we entered Washington state. We finally arrived at Thousand Trails Campground in Leavenworth, WA around 3:00 PM. It was a long day of driving. Along the way we saw the Grand Couley Dam and also saw a sign for Ephrata, WA.
We relaxed a bit then headed into the town of Leavenworth. Leavenworth was a logging town close to extinction when the townspeople transformed it into a Bavarian Village and it is now a tourist attraction. There are beautiful large flower arrangements everywhere along with many shops, restaurants, etc. We stopped in at the Visitor Center at the Chamber of Commerce and the woman there was dressed in a Bavarian outfit. She recommended some restaurants and things to see. We then walked around town and decided to have dinner at King Ludwig’s. Our dinner was good but the dessert was the best. We had the apple strudel.
After dinner we walked a bit more through town and wanted to visit some of the shops but they were closed. We then headed back to the campground for the evening.
Today (Tuesday) we got up and headed back to Leavenworth for breakfast and to do a little shopping. We knew the shops didn’t open until 10:00 but were surprised that many of the restaurants also weren’t open. We did find Sandy’s Waffle House where we had breakfast. Barb and I had fresh peach crepes which were delicious! I love this town – the flowers are awesome – they look and smell wonderful! We then walked around town, went in a few shops and headed back to the campground since we needed to move on to the Seattle area.
We left the TT Leavenworth campground around 11:15 AM to drive to the Seattle area. The drive was only about three hours but it was a difficult drive with the road going over several high elevations, steep downhills and lots of sharp turns. We couldn’t find a place to stop for lunch so we ended up pulling into the parking lot at a reptile museum to make some sandwiches. We finally reach the Lake Sawyer (RPI) Campground in Black Diamond, WA – just outside Seattle. We got set up, had dinner and wine out at the picnic table and then watched a movie.