I’ve never been to Germany – so I can’t tell you if it is a true replication of the decorative facades, tole-painted embellishment, building styles or atmosphere of a true alpine village…and I wasn’t expecting great things. but I actually enjoyed the Uber-kitch. Complete with polka music and lederhosen – the little town of Leavenworth Washington has rocked this scene. The streets were packed, restaurants filled and a line up at the Starbucks (with a hand painted sign) Even the MacDonalds has a german style arch. good for them. Maybe it was the fabulous floral displays that tipped the scale for me.
We paid to park and Brian went seeking the creek bed trail for some birding – and I found a good corner view with a bench. I will be painting in the colors soon…but this is my Moleskine from the mornings break. Gassed up – with coffee & fuel…we headed back through the mountains for home.