Leavenworth is about two hundred miles from where we are parked. Despite the distance, John wanted to see Snoqualmie Pass and the town of Leavenworth. It was a beautiful mountain drive with the usual scenic vistas. On our way out toward the town we went over Steven's Pass on Highway 2. Returning home we took a different route over Snoqualmie Pass on Highway 97. There was some snow present in the higher elevations. The town of Leavenworth is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. It is a perfect setting for a Bavarian village. The railroad moved its tracks away from Leavenworth and the logging industry left the town in the early 20th century. Life was slow in this town until the1960s when the people of Leavenworth decided to "go Alpine" and committed to a Bavarian theme. The town is now famous for its Bavarian shops and restaurants. I had an excellent lunch at King Ludwig restaurant of beef rouladen and spaetzle, John had jagerschnitzle.