Hello Gentle Readers!
In this week's blog I'm going to write about the Leavenworth trip! Very exciting, I know! Or maybe not as much as I thought it would be.
Lets get to it, shall we?
Leavenworth is a small village, two-and-a-half hours away from Green River College. It is entirely build in Bavarian style which is pretty cool I have to say.
We left the college around 7 am (waaay too early) and arrived around 10 o'clock. The village was already coverd in a lot of snow so offcourse the first thing we did was a mini snowball fight. After that we went into the village itself. The first store we went into was a hat shop with all kinds of crazy hats. Next up was a little bakery and I was delighted to find out that they had apple turnovers (for the dutchies APPELFLAPPEN!). You can image my excitement that there was actually a bakery in the village since the US lacks the bakeries we know in Europe. The only other bakery I have seen so far is in Seattle. So yes very exciting.
The village has a lot of cute little shops with jewerly, souvenirs and other crafts. There is even a cheese store where you can actually buy decent cheese.
At 11 the live music began, so we got a hot chocolate and enjoyed the music for a while. It was snowing, people were sliding of the snow hills, they were laughing and enjoying themselves and it all felt like a scene in a christmas movie. I guess the american sentiment you find in the movies is actually somewhat true. Somewhat. It all went downhill from that moment. We got more and more soaked from the snow, it got colder and we had seen the whole village twice by that time. We went to a restaurant to eat a schnitzel but the prices were ridiculous expensive, it still hurts when I think how much we payed for one plate of food and two apple ciders. After that we decided to go to a Starbucks for a while but when we got there it was crazy busy inside. Deciding not to order anything we just sat there for a good half hour before we went back to the bus to drop some stuff of. In the bus, the bus lady offered us to let us stay in the warm bus and let us watch a movie. We still had
two-and-a-half hours to kill at that point and since we were freezing and had nothing better to do we did exactly that.
At 4.30 the lighting ceremony began and it was absolutely beautiful. After fifteen minutes it was already over and it was time to go home. What was supposed to be a two-and-a-half hour ride back turned into a seven hour ride back due to weather conditions and road blocks. You can imagine that we were not very pleased with that but hey nothing you can do about it except for complaining a lot and make your frustrations clear with heavy sighs.
Overall Leavenworth was a nice place to visit and I had fun but we had way too many hours to spend there and I'm not sure the seven hour ride back was worth it. Oh well..
That's it for this week.