Around noon we pulled into this little Bavarian Village, a town called Leavenworth. After the gold rush was over this became pretty much a ghost town. So several years ago the citizens got together and did a "makeover" into a tourist attraction with lots of shops, restaurants, a park and pavillion. It's still very much under construction and lots of fun strolling the streets.
As you can see, it stretches for about 6 blocks down and maybe 4 blocks in. There was a large outdoor art show going on with booths of paintings, photography, jewelry, wood carvings, etc. Graham grabbed a bowl of soup in one restaurant, Bill and I opted for an ice cream cone and lots of walking!
You know me, ever on "Westie watch" when I travel and I really hit the jackpot here! This happy fella was one of three doggies I spied. He was ready to jump into my arms! Had a very congenial owner too.
This one caught my eye because it's a sight I've never seen before. I first saw the dog in the back seat of a Jeep. Next thing I knew, he was out cycling with his owner! I've never had a Westie who could keep up with a bike!
As we walked the streets, Bill and I heard the sounds of an "oompah" band. So we meandered toward the center of town and this pavillion to find what appears to be a family of musicians and lots of folks sitting on grandstands or picnicing on the meadow beside the pavillion. This is where we found Graham, who had already purchased a CD of their music!
All too soon it was time to get back to the bus. As we made our way we passed by this lovely building and, lo and behold, it's a Starbuck's Coffee shop! That was expected in Seattle, and we'll see them a lot on this trip, but none in such a pretty setting as this!