while dave’s parents were in town, we decided to take a day trip over (or into) the mountains to leavenworth. none of us had ever been there before. well, I found out later that I’d been with my parents when I was really little, but I don’t remember having ever been there, so I guess that doesn’t count. after a couple hours of very scenic driving through stevens pass, we arrived in time for a late lunch. that’s where we came from.
we were told that we must go to gustav’s for bratwursts. I was even brave and got it with the sauerkraut, although I have a history (childhood) of not liking it. I did, however, order it without the bun. when it came, I was a little overwhelmed by how much sauerkraut! it was hard to find the brat!
it actually wasn’t that bad!
micah was showing off his grinch shirt. this year he was OBSESSED with watching the grinch, and when I found this shirt for him on a clearance rack at target, I HAD to buy it for him! it’s got max, the grinch’s dog, on the back.
but then, again, as soon as I saw the sign, I had pretty much only one thought:
“do not eat the free pistachio ice cream! it has turned!”
after the hat shop, we went in a nutcracker shop. we were really excited about the star wars nutcrackers. and they had more than just nutcrackers. micah was impressed by the wall of cuckoo clocks and insisted on having his picture taken with them.
wait for it…
until we realized that it was really snowing, and we still really had to drive home through the mountains.
that was a little bit scary, but we made it safe and sound.