Saturday, August 25, 2012


We went to Leavenworth yesterday, the first time either one of us has been there when there wasn't a special event taking place. While there was a good crowd, it wasn't so bad that we could not get into the stores. When we arrived, the first thing we did was go Geocaching in Riverfront Park. I did not know Leavenworth had a park. It is just beautiful!  
The Wenatchee River follows the south side of the park and circles around Blackbird Island.
It was great to see many people enjoying both the water and the park. We could not have asked for better weather.

A small path deviated from the main park path, which provided an excellent place to hide Der Cache. The tree cover made this cache a little hard to find as the signal kept bouncing around.

The paths are wide and well maintained making it easy for people in wheelchairs or with strollers to enjoy the park. 

We located the Sneaky Bavarian Micro cache close to this building. There were several "muggles" around but we managed to retrieve the cache, sign the log and replace the cache without anyone noticing.

Highway 97 is the closest route to Leavenworth from our house, and as most of you know, the Taylor Bridge Fire jumped across the highway last week. These next two pictures are not totally in focus as the speed limit is 70, but you can see some of the scorched earth that the fire left behind. 
The darling mailbox located outside the Gingerbread Bakery. 
A picture of the new hospital and medical center. A new hotel is being built across the street from the medical complex. 
One of the many murals around town.