If a gingerbread village were to exist in real life for real people to walk about in, it would be Leavenworth, WA. Shockingly, and quite unfortunately, I had never really spent a proper amount of time in Leavenworth. The only times I had been was whilst passing through on the way to and from visiting my cousins in the mountains. But today, Carmen and I made a spur of the the moment road trip and drove the 2+ hours to this central Washington town.
We arrived in a state of proper hunger and immediately found ourselves a place to eat. Being three o'clock in the afternoon, it was rather empty, but the food was delicious and that's what mattered. Carmen ordered a reuben whilst I opted for a schnitzel sandwich, and washed it down with a pint of German beer. Having had our fill, we then wandered around the town, popping into shops such as the bookshop, various little clothing and knick-knack shops, the chocolate shop, and of course stopping for a coffee and a pastry along the way. It was a lovely afternoon, and when the sun set, all the Christmas lights were turned on and Leavenworth became even more of the Bavarian Christmas village it is. Personally, Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I ADORE the holiday season. Words cannot even explain how happy and excited I get. I mean, I was literally squealing in excitement over the Christmas lights and decorations. Hopefully, I'll be visiting Leavenworth again before Christmas, once there's some snow on the ground. Because snow is the icing on the cake in Leavenworth. Get it? Icing! Gingerbread! :p