Leavenworth is a small town that almost didn’t make it. Then, in the mid 1900’s community leaders decided to update the downtown area into a Bavarian theme. Brilliant! The little town now hosts over a million visitors every year. I had been wanting to visit Leavenworth, Washington ever since we traveled to Bavaria, Germany.
The kids, hubby & I took a quick trip to NW Washington. The main purpose of the trip was for me to run a half marathon in a National Park. However, I added a tad more fun to the weekend since we were in the neighborhood. The rest of my family doesn’t know much about Twilight, but I’m a fan – especially of the books,
Because I will be running my first marathon in October and need to get in many long training runs, I signed up for a virtual run to keep things interesting. I found the perfect one – celebrating the 100th birthday of our National Park Service. I love our National Parks and am so thankful every time I get to visit one. We do live in
The beginning of June I took the kids to visit Fort Vancouver. Back in the early-mid 1800’s it was a booming fur trade center, owned by the Hudson Bay Company. At it’s prime, outside the palisade walls, were 8 acres of land used for growing grains, vegetables, fruits, herbs & ornamental flowers. The Hudson Bay Company has since vanished, as did the garden. The Fort
Last week, I took the kids to Fort Vancouver. It was our first visit to this historic site. Built in 1829, Fort Vancouver was once the most important settlement in the Pacific Northwest. It was the headquarters for the Columbia department of Britain’s Hudson’s Bay Company and primarily used for fur trade.
As part of our Moving West unit, we are learning about Lewis & Clark. We spent part of the weekend exploring the Lewis & Clark National & State Historical Parks in both Oregon & Washington. This is along the Pacific Ocean, the final destination of Lewis & Clark’s Expedition. At Cape Disappointment we toured the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.