Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cascade Loop, Winthrop and Leavenworth

What a wonderful, scenic trip. Weather was decent and the scenery was fantastic. Lady had a blast and was as good as gold. Here are the Lady pictures I took. For a more in-depth pictorial, go to my SmugMug gallery at the link below:

First stop in the park
Excellent State park on the Columbia River just outside Chelan
Lady on stage in Leavenworth - waiting for her accordion!
Hanging out at one of the MANY dog friendly establishments in Leavenworth.
I'll drop the names of all of them at the end of this post.
During the two days we were in Leavenworth, Lady must have charmed at least 100 humans and a couple of fellow Goldens. She got a ton of attention no matter where we went. Here she is at the art show in the park.
Our new friend Klaus. Runs a nice little espresso and food shop with outdoor seating. Klaus and his wife Ulmke run a first class kennel just outside of town. See their website listing at the end of this post and permanently on my sidebar.

Now, a few travel and leisure recommendations based on my experiences during this trip:

-Twisp River Pub, Twisp, WA - good food and service too! They brew their own beer.....yummy.

-Winthrop Inn - Super nice people and very accommodating when we hated our room. Made it right.....thanks.

-Munchen Haus, Leavenworth, WA - Outdoor casual restaurant with great sausages, killer kraut, regal relish, BEER, BEER and more BEER, plus a terrific staff.

-Klaus' little place called Haus Dog Kaffee and Tea - I live in Seattle, I love coffee, I know what's good and what ain't - Klaus knows his stuff. I hear from a local Golden owner we met that the food is good too. Located on the far west end of Front Street.

-Good Mood Food Cafe - on Hwy 2 close to town - free WIFI, nice people, good coffee

-Gypsy Cafe - right across the street from our hotel

-Obertal Inn - decent place right downtown, great staff, price is right.

-A Paw Above - Susie's dog store on front street. Good food selection, toys, treats etc.

-Uncle Ulis - little restaurant in the same building with Susie. Didn't eat there, but saw that it was very dog friendly.

Other places I can recommend
-Renaissance Cafe - downstairs and out of the way, look hard to find this one, good food and service, opens for breakfast at 7AM and is a local favorite.

-Andreas Keller - GREAT German food, awesome German beer selection, plus Johnny V plays a mean accordion most nights - highly recommended.

-Hitching Post tavern, Cashmire, WA (on Hwy 2 between Wenatchee and Leavenworth) - Have been stopping into this place every few years for 20 years now, the steaks are always good and affordable. Excellent service and cold beer. This time was no exception; even won $162 on one $20 pull tab....yay.

Best website for Leavenworth info: Accidental Bavarian

Klaus and Regina's kennels (so not to get Klaus in trouble, I want to be very clear, Regina runs the kennels): Haus Denali Kennels - Leavenworth, WA


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Maybe I should khontrakht woo fur Khamp Khyra NW?

PeeEssWoo: Great pikhs Lady! Your photographer does some GReat work!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

PeePeeEssWoo: I'll let Khousin Abby take khare of Khamp Khyra SWBF ;-)

Ms. ~K said...

Oh, I do love WA state...Hubby hiked Little Wenatchee Trail to Meander Meadow
many years ago.
Lady looks so happy!

Tucker said...

Hoping to do the Cascade Loop next summer towed behind the motorcycle!! Tucker

The Accidental Bavarian said...

Thank you for the mention of our Accidental Bavarian website!

Anonymous said...

Looks like everyone loves YOU Ms. Lady! :-)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! What a lovely place ... LOVE the name of the City. You sure had a great time Lady. it's nice to go places dogs are welcome (that's what I did this weekend). My peeps plans to visit WA next year maybe they'll take me. Got your email. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Remington said...

That is cool! I think I want to go there now! I will have to talk to Mike and Beth....thanks for sharing!

Kira said...

I love Leavenworth! I have never gotten to take Murphy there. Hopefully once I heal a bit we will be able to resume our road tripping (we usually do a BIG trip in September but had to miss it this year since I'm hurt). That's good to know that so many spots are dog friendly. I always loved chicken sandwiches from Gustav's when I was a kid. (I grew up in Seattle!)

Kira and Murph

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hey KT! I didn't comment on this post because after I looked at it, I went to 'smug mug' to look at your other pictures and didn't come back to your blog. But they really are beautiful and so is Lady!! I'm glad you and Lady had a good time and it looks like she even made some new friends!

Sierra Rose said...

What an amazing area!! And, Lady looks just perfect with every new place!! Your gallery photos made us do a wow! with every picture! Thanks for sharing such a great trip and all the recommendations!!! Makes us want to jump back in the camper and head north!!!! :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

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