Last Saturday we finally made a Christmas Leavenworth trip! We'd been talking about how we wanted to do this ever since we got married, but somehow never managed to fit it into the busy season. This year our friend Scott had the sense of mind to put it together before everyone's schedules filled up. We drove over in our full Subaru, enjoying the views along Highway 2 and the snow on our way.
We arrived at lunchtime and decided to eat at Gustav's. We decided we'd just order what sounded good and get German food for dinner. Hmm, we had amazing fish and chips which meant we ended up too full to have that dinner. While we were eating it started snowing. We walked through the town, stopping in a few shops. The hat shop and the cheese shop both had lines. We skipped the hat shop, but the cheese shop was a must. How did Tom and I not know that it was there?! We got some garlic cheese and some amazing Gouda! We stood in a 30+ person line at Starbucks, visited the Australian shop and the Gingerbread House, and watched the tree-lighting ceremony.
Haly did great! She slept on me in her Moby wrap for most of the day, only crying when she got hungry or needed a diaper change.
On our way home we stopped at the Alps candy and chocolate shop. How does one choose from all those options? We ended up finding a few gifts and some mints for ourselves.