Heading out to Leavenworth (no, not that Leavenworth) for the weekend. This is a photo of Leavenworth, WA from a snowy day last January. We were visiting some friends, getting in a little snow-shoeing, a sleigh ride some great meals and some wine tasting. This weekend starts the Christmas Lighting of the town, and we wanted a return visit. Leavenworth is a quaint little Bavarian town about 20 miles west of Wenatchee, and is one of our favorite spots to visit. We are actually hoping to relocate there one of these days, but that is another story. The link in the title will take you to one of the Leavenworth websites, and you can get an idea of what the town looks like all lit up with Christmas lights. Quite breathtaking! Every building in the town must follow the Bavarian village theme, and it is quite a festive little town. There's always something going on. There a couple of ski areas nearby, so it is a winter destination. In the spring and summer, the town square is home to a summer-long art festival (which is why I want to find my way there one of these days). Lots of friendly folks, and the neighboring towns of Cashmere and Peshastin are quite nice as well, and nearby Wenatchee is large enough to have some of the anemities of a large city, yet small enough to retain that small city feeling.