On Saturday, Nabila, Julian, Mum and I headed east over the cascades to Easton (near Cle Elum) to visit Gary (Maddy's groomer). Maddy was due for a groom (getting ready for a show in January), so we dropped her off and then headed over to Leavenworth.
I'd never been there before, but have heard great things about it. The place is basically a bavarian town picked up and dumped in Washington state - kinda fake, very touristy, but surprisingly fun. It being a very nice day, the place was packed with tourists (i.e. us), so we played the tourist part and visited all the gift shops. For some reason we seemed to be in a wind chime/mobile purchasing frame of mind and picked up two.
Then followed the eating of some of the best Bratwurst I have ever tasted (along with champagne Sauerkraut) washed down with a nice lager.
Then Nabila and Mum disappeared into a shop while Julian and I walked down to the town square to look at some art for sale at a street market. After a while, Nabila and Mum reappeared with a huge package which turned out to be a present for me (after I complained about the size of it and the fact that the car was already stuffed...)
On Sunday, we sadly took Mum to Seatac for her flight back to the UK. It was great having her here!
A good weekend. We need more like that one.