Before all the snow melted completely off the mountains, we headed out for a last ski run yesterday and turned it into a weekend getaway. We stayed in Leavenworth, a German tourist town just past the ski resort.
The town is cute but extremely commercialized to the point of being obnoxious. Despite this, and the hordes of crazy tourists we had to dodge, we had fun for the weekend because there was lots to see and do. This included a nice walk down the Wenatchee River Trail, a cruise through downtown and a wine tasting, a supremely yummy dinner at a quaint German restaraunt, and a stay at a European-style bed and breakfast right downtown. Our room had two balconies, one that looked out at the mountains and another that looked out over a church where a choir performance was taking place - so we could watch each group warm up outside before they went in to perform.
The weather was unbelievable, on the mountain it was in the 50s and although the snow was getting slushy it was still good for skiing. We saw people in shorts and t-shirts flying down the ski runs (one guy had no shirt on). Thankfully we kept ourselves pretty well covered because the sun was bright and we ended up getting some sunburn blotches on our faces where we missed with the sunblock. That always happens to me!
I think spring is officially here. Some of my bulbs are finally popping up - hopefully the rest will follow - and flowers are blooming everywhere now!
Happy Spring everybody!