This weekend I got to visit Leavenworth (WA) with my colleagues in our Redmond (WA) office. Leavenworth is about 100 miles east of Redmond. According to Wikipedia, Leavenworth was incorporated in 1906 following a railroad project but the town declined over the years till finally in 1962 it was redeveloped as a mock Bavarian (state in Germany) village. Now close to two million people visit this small town.

Willkommen in Leavenworth
Willkommen in Leavenworth
Bridge - Leavenworth
Bridge – Leavenworth
Woodcarver - The Emerald Fox Gallery - LeavenWorth
Woodcarver – The Emerald Fox Gallery – LeavenWorth
Snow on road side- LeavenWorth
Snow on road side- LeavenWorth

The reason we came here was to experience snow, since the place is at an elevation 1171 feet the roads are with Ice in winter.

Venkatarangan playing with Snow on roadside- LeavenWorth
Venkatarangan playing with Snow on roadside- LeavenWorth
Snow on hillside - Leavenworth
Snow on hillside – Leavenworth

It was fun to watch kids snowboarding, romantic to see a horse carriage ferrying couples and above all cold!

Kids playing with Snow in front of Pizza Company, Leavenworth
Kids playing with Snow in front of Pizza Company, Leavenworth
Horse cart - Leavenworth
Horse cart – Leavenworth

On our way back we found the roads to be covered with ice, I happened to be sitting behind the wheel and I haven’t driven in Ice before. I got on to the track left behind by the car before me, I never deviated from it, luckily this gave me enough friction to reach plains safely.

Snow on highway
Snow on highway