1 24 Collage 2 So this last weekend, we went up to Leavenworth with my husband’s family. It was the first time I’d actually spent the night in Leavenworth, and previous to this I’d only ever been there three times — once when it was excruciatingly hot, once when it was extremely cold (and I was eight months pregnant and terrified of slipping on the icy streets), and once when it was actually quite nice but we didn’t get to explore as long as I’d hoped. To get to stay overnight was so, so nice!

We stayed at the Enzian Inn, which is well known for the man who blows the horn on the rail every morning, and where, it seems like, everyone I have ever heard of stays.

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Asa had his first dunk in the pool, and he loved it. He’s definitely a little water baby; as soon as he saw the pool, he started kicking his feet and waving his hands, and he was content to splash and kick the entire time. I’m betting he’ll be a little swimmer when he gets older!

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We went putt-putt golfing, which comes with the stay, and I failed miserably. I am not a very good golfer at ALL. I think the lowest score I got at any of the holes was five. Suffice it to say… I lost. But I had fun, and I never hit it into the water or the sand pits, so that’s a plus!

4 Collage 4 9 And, of course, there was lots and lots of wandering and window-shopping. I had hoped to find something pretty to bring home (aka, clothes or jewelry) but I ended up just grabbing a coffee mug I’d seen the last time we came. I’m quite happy with it – I’m kind of a coffee mug collector.  Collage 6 17Collage 9  8 Collage 5

I love just wandering through Leavenworth. I would have taken much longer than Mr. Owl and his brother to walk the streets; there were so many things I wanted to photograph and stop for! I’m always the one lagging behind to take a picture. Sometimes, my husband has to remind me that it’s more important to enjoy the moment than it is to take a picture of it, haha!


Sadly, that was the only shot we got of a proper outfit; somehow it never works out to take outfit pictures when we’re in amazing places. This time, Asa started to lose it right as we got set up to take pictures, and then I never really wore another outfit. I was mostly in my swimsuit and shorts the whole time.

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On the second day in the afternoon, we headed down to the Wenatchee river for a short while, and of course, Asa loved that too. He was content to sit at the edge of the river (highly supervised, of course!) and sink his toes and fingers into the sand while the water trickled over his legs.

I only wish we’d had some inner-tubes to float down the river; it was so tranquil and calm there, and it was perfect weather for floating.


It was a wonderful little weekend getaway, and I wish we could have stayed longer! To be honest, I’m actually looking forward to the day when we can leave Asa with his grandparents for the weekend and go somewhere, haha! I’d miss him, but it would be nice to have some time with Mr. Owl all to myself!

Have any of you been to Leavenworth to stay? What was your favorite thing to do there?

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!

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  • JennyOH

    I love everything about this post, from your beautiful outfit to all of Asa’s glorious chub! I would LOVE to go to Leavenworth – actually I think I may have gone while visiting family in Seattle when I was a kid? I remember going to an alpine village out there; there’s an alpine village here in Georgia (Helen), but I’ve heard it’s kind of touristy/tacky so we’ve never made the trip.

  • Mariah Alysz

    I love going to Leavenworth! M and I took a trip there last winter instead of buying each other Christmas gifts. We stayed at this amazing b&b owned by the sweetest couple. The wife made scones and yogurt and granola and everything else amazing for breakfast, and they built the whole place themselves…it was perfection! The Ptarmigan Inn. And the spiced wine at the muchen housen (or something like that haha) was to die for! Loved seeing your photos! <3