Monday, August 10, 2009
The picture above was taken a few years back.As you can see my hair was very short. This place called Leavenworth. The Leavenworth, Washington area is uniquely located on the east side of the Cascade Mountain Range at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Icicle Rivers, at the east entrance to Tumwater Canyon. Wenatchi Indians, known for their extensive salmon fishery, were early inhabitants.Leavenworth’s surrounding natural beauty and vast outdoor recreation opportunities endured as its greatest asset. Community leaders developed a plan in 1965 to revitalize Leavenworth as a themed “Bavarian Village”, modeled after alpine German villages. The concept was successfully implemented, and today Leavenworth has emerged as a premier tourist destination.
Festivals, Parades, Shopping.
Downtown Leavenworth, the “heart” of the Bavarian Village, boasts an extensive selection of shops and restaurants, all dedicated to the alpine theme. Most everything is within walking distance, and there are many interesting things to see and do.
The Bavarian Village is known for its festivals, parades, and special events, such as Maifest, Autumn Leaf Festival, Oktoberfest, and Christmas Lighting to name a few. Information about those and other activities can be found on the Links page under “Leavenworth and the Bavarian Village“.