In the 1960s the leaders of the community decided to change the appearance of the town, hoping to bring tourism. With the beautiful background of the Alpine hills, they remodeled the hamlet into a Bavarian village.
Today we drive through the town with Maureen and David enroute to Lyman and Janeane's lake cabin, making a stop at the grocery for provisions.
Before heading to the cabin, we go to Lyman and Janeane's Bavarian Lodge on the main street of Leavenworth and check out the progress on the new addition to their building. I am lost in Bavaria.
|Herb and David text each other in the hallway.|
|Piano in the Boyd family for Four Generations|
A walk about town makes us feel like we are actually in Germany in the state of Bavaria.
|Entertainment in the Park of the Square|
At the Pub and Grill where we stop for lunch, the waitress brings Jake a fresh water bowl (filling it twice) and a bag of treats. Herb plays the game of catch the treat from off the nose.
Our table is near the entrance, so everyone pauses to pet Jake on the way out. He starts to become the Mayor of the Pub and walks over to visit other guests, but the waitress is quick to catch his leash to retrieve the retriever.
As we walk back to the Bavarian Lodge, we enjoy seeing a few more colorful buildings and murals.
Ah, the view!
Boomer welcomes Jake to his paradise and someone throws the stick into the lake for them over and over and over again, until they are so tired fetching they need a nap. Jake is shown below after he gets a thorough hosing down to get the black mud out of his fur. He is not allowed in the 'big house' until he is dry.
|Wet, Happy Dawg!|
So peaceful, so relaxing with wonderful friends, no schedules, no agendas, great conversation, dinner and wine, -- and a beautiful eastern sky reflecting the sunset after a perfect day.
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Thursday, July 3, 2014