Over the River and Through the Wood to Washington We Go!

November 18, 2013

Family on the Road

After leaving Glacier National Park, we headed over to Washington. We took Highway 2, a remote and lovely route over rivers and through woods. I’m not sure I’d actually recommend taking Highway 2 unless, like us, you just really really prefer highways over interstates. It may  have beautiful scenery, but it’s also curvy, slow going, and had a fair amount of construction going on at the time.

We landed in Newport, Washington where we took a few days to regroup after our days exploring in Glacier. Other than watching fireworks over the Pend Oreille River, we did little else besides catch up on things like work, school, and laundry. As mundane as it may sound, I actually enjoy our regrouping days. It gives me a chance to feel like an ordinary mom instead of the wandering gypsy mama I am.

Many people ask us if we travel with a plan. My answer is, we travel with a “flexible plan”. For instance, the morning we left Newport we planned on going to a campground in Quincy for a few more days of regrouping before heading to the coast. But then someone that morning told us about Leavenworth and we had a change of plans.

Leavenworth is a Bavarian styled village situated in the Cascade mountain range less than a half days drive from Seattle. It sounded like a perfect place for a few more days of regrouping and to get some Spätzle. And it was.

Flowers Leavenworth WA

 

Family Trip Leavenworth WA

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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3 Responses to “Over the River and Through the Wood to Washington We Go!”

  1. Andrea@WellnessNotes Says:

    Looks like a cool place! Hope you enjoyed the Spätzle! :)

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  2. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) Says:

    What an adorable town! Makes me want to dance with a guy in lederhosen! Plus I love your outfit and your hair in that pic!

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  3. Chad Says:

    We were in Leavenworth last year and we totally loved it. However, we missed the opportunity to go to Glacier NP and are still kicking ourselves for that. However, living in a camper provides a lot of opportunities you might not have otherwise, so I imagine we’ll get back that way.
    Here’s my post from our time in Leavenworth: http://longlongwaytotipperary.com/herzlich-willkommen

    Washington is my favorite state. Enjoy :)

    Safe travels,
    Chad

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