The Nutcracker Museum, Leavenworth Washington

The Nutcracker Museum,  Leavenworth Washington

How do you know you may have a slight collecting problem? You have about 6000 nutcrackers and you are searching for more. Here inside The Nutcracker Museum I found just that – a collector who loves nutcrackers and was on the hunt for more in Europe.

Studio 1890 Old Tyme Photos Leavenworth Washington

Studio 1890 Old Tyme Photos Leavenworth Washington

While researching for the trip to Leavenworth I found a few old tyme photo shops. But when in a Bavarian village, why not get a Bavarian old tyme photo taken? While setting up the appointment I double checked with the shopkeeper that dogs were allowed in to the studio. Although … Continue reading

Downtown and The Waterfront Park, Leavenworth Washington

Downtown and The Waterfront Park,  Leavenworth Washington

The morning started out with a quick winding drive up into the mountains to Leavenworth Washington. Not to be mistaken with the German Alps, although pulling into town and seeing this Bavarian theme village with the towering high snow capped alpine mountains you may be questioning just where you are.

Iron Horse Tasting Room VS The Iron Horse Micro Pub, Ellensburg Washington

Iron Horse Tasting Room VS The Iron Horse Micro Pub, Ellensburg Washington

One of the main reasons I wanted to visit Ellensburg was the Iron Horse Brewery. I enjoy their Irish Death beer – which is not really a beer you want to mess around with. It has an ABV of 7.8% and will knock you on your ass before you even … Continue reading

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, Vantage Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, Vantage Washington

After coming off of a great visit to the Wild Horse and Solar Facility I was ready to see some petrified trees. I had drove past the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park many times throughout my life but had never had a chance to stop. Today I would finally have … Continue reading

Wild Horse Wind and Solar Center, Vantage Washington

Wild Horse Wind and Solar Center, Vantage Washington

It was the start of our 4-day adventure to the middle of Washington state. I got serious questions of what I was thinking when I rattled off the names of the places I was going: Ellensburg, Leavenworth, and Winthrop (I was lucky if anyone had even heard of the last … Continue reading

Washington 2013 Trip: Ellensburg, Leavenworth, Winthrop

Washington 2013 Trip: Ellensburg, Leavenworth, Winthrop

Boomer and I hit the road for another adventure!  Below is the itinerary we used for our Washington Trip in May.  Over the next few postings I will share our stories from this trip. Day 1 8:00 am Depart for Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Drive Time: 3.5 hours / … Continue reading