On Tuesday, we drove 85 miles to Icicle River RV Resort in Leavenworth, Washington. Another very nice RV resort with full hookups. Campground was on a river and full of nature. There was a bear that climbed a tree to gather apples. A small mule deer was pushed into the river by coyotes and was stuck in the strong currents. Kelly went out into the river to herd him/her to safety.

On Wednesday, a small group of us hiked the Icicle Gorge Trail up in the mountain in the morning and then the group went zip lining (separate post) in the afternoon.

On Thursday, we visited the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. We really enjoyed this outing. They raise and release 1.2 million spring Chinook salmon each year back into the Columbia River.

Later, Pam and Kelly went downtown Leavenworth; in the 1960’s, with the Cascade Mountains looking like the Alps, the town decided to transform into a Bavarian Village.

We each had a flight of beer at the Icicle Brewing Company. While there, Kelly bought a 64oz / 2 Liter growler – made in Germany – filled with a great amber beer.

For dinner, we went to Ludwig’s Gasthaus. Pam had “Ludwig’s Poutine” Crispy fries and cheese curds topped with Jagersauce (mushroom gravy). She also had the Kase (cheese) Spatzle; house made Spatzle with Swiss cheese and grilled onions. Kelly had the Schweinshax’n (Pork Knuckle). Prepared “Bavarian” style. Served with Red Potatoes, Sauerkraut and Red Cabbage

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