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August 24, 2005

Leavenworth Getaway!

As part of our vacation, Jenn's parents agreed to take care of Harrison and Emma for a night so we could spend some time together. What a treat! It has been a long time since we had a night away to ourselves.

We chose the tourist town of Leavenworth as our destination. We stayed at the Bavarian Ritz Hotel. Check out our bed! Our room also had two bathrooms... one normal bathroom and a separate jacuzzi room! Jenn had two baths during our stay. Upon arriving we wandered the town in search of places we wanted to visit during our stay.

Being thirsty travelers, we made our first stop at Gustav's for a knockwurst and bier! We sat on the patio and soaked up the sun. We also needed a restaurant for a nice dinner. As it happened Visconti's was located directly across the street from our hotel on the opposite end of the building from Gustav's. We had received several other recommendations, but knew we had found the right place as soon as we walked in. Having secured a nice place for dinner, we walked around the corner to the München Haus because one sausage (or bier) is just not enough. We wandered the town aimlessly for a while before returning to our room to get ready for dinner.

We had a very pleasant meal on Visconti's balcony. It turned out to be a great way to end the day. We shared an appetizer of Clams in a herb broth as well as proscuitto wrapped prawns. Woohoo! I had a small cup of minestrone soup and Jenn had a salad. Our entrées were a steak with Merlot and Morel sauce for Jenn and a Herbed Rack of Lamb for me. Jenn had Spumoni Gelato and I had a double shot of espresso. Yum what a nice relaxing meal.

Jenn was sleepy in the morning and as usual I couldn't sleep past about 7:00 so I finished my book, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," and then snuck off to the "Bavarian Starbucks" to load up on coffee for the two of us. I also grabbed some orange juice to make my sweetie a Mimosa! After lounging around for several hours (an another bath for Jenn!) we checked out and wandered around the town some more. We made a stop at the Cheesemongers Shop and selected some fine cheeses for nibbling (Smoked Oregon Blue from Rouge Creamery was our best choice by far).

All in all a great chance to get away and spend some time together.

Posted by jeremy at August 24, 2005 02:42 PM