Monday, February 2, 2009

Weekend Getaway

On Friday afternoon, we packed up and headed to the mountains to enjoy the snow and cold for a few days with our friends Dave and Nicola. We rented a cabin in Plain, which is about 20 minutes from Leavenworth and it was quite ideal for our weekend. There was lots of snow on the ground (unfortunately, it had a thick layer of ice, so it wasn't snow to play in). We played games, read, and knitted. Annika loved having four adults to entertain.... especially when she realized Uncle Dave and Aunt Nic like to take pictures of her doing cute things. (That girl is a ham for the camera!) Nic was the big winner at Clue and Quiddler on Saturday night; the rest of us are trying not to hold that against her. Some vacations are go-go-go. This one wasn't. It was slow paced and low key. The cabin would be fun to return to in the summer; apparently the river that runs behind it is great for floating on innertubes.

One of the best things about our trip was I got some butter cheese from the cheese shop in Leavenworth. YUM!! I got hooked on that stuff when I was an exchange student in German many, many, many years ago. This cheese is kind of like havarti, but smoother and creamier. SOOO sinfully good. (Guess what I added to my turkey sandwich before leaving for work today!) A few years ago, I took a picture of my brother, Troy, wearing a wedge of cheese hat at this same cheese store. (Think of the cheese hats people wear to Wisconsin football games.) Well, they also have a bucket-shaped cheese hat that Annika decided to wear. It was big enough to cover her entire head! Our little cheese head!

Reading her book en route to Leavenworth

Wearing a cheese hat

Sitting at the bar like a big kid with Aunt Nic and Daddy

Just chillin' out

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