We followed this river that was near the campground. It was so pretty with lots of rapids. I get rather mesmerized by flowing water of any kind. I find it completely relaxing.
We parked near this old Catholic church. It's not used as a church anymore, and is actually part of a hotel complex, but I thought it looked pretty impressive there. I kind of have a thing for old churches.
The main street in Leavenworth is full of all sorts of trinket shops. Everything you can imagine. Some of them are more Bavarian than others, but there's definitely something for everyone. There are lots of restaurants and bakeries too. My favorite shop was the Cheesemonger's Shop. It was actually in the basement of one of the buildings. There were so many different kinds of cheeses - many I'd never heard of before - and you could taste whatever you wanted. I fell in love with the applewood smoked cheddar and Phil got to sample some liverwurst. Ewww.
We took a little break and stopped at the Danish bakery for a soft pretzel and a cannoli.
The Christmas shop was two floors of everything merry and bright.
Something I really liked were all the signs for all the stores and cafes and restaurants. This Cafe Mozart sign was my favorite. I know Mozart didn't write the song "The hills are alive with the sound of music," but whenever I look at this picture, I always sing that song.
My absolute favorite part of the day was when Phil505 leaned over and said our kiss was better than the kiss the Captain gave Maria in the wedding scene.
Perhaps that's due in part to me not being a former nun in training.