I can’t believe it’s already been two years, but it’s true–Matt and I recently celebrated our two-year wedding anniversary. It still amazes me, because it seems like our wedding was just yesterday! This year for our anniversary, Matt decided he wanted to plan it, because I planned our honeymoon and first year anniversary (and basically the whole wedding too…), so he felt he should even the score a bit. We had just moved back to Seattle so we decided not to do anything too extravagant, but we knew we wanted to get away for a couple of days. So Matt planned out the whole thing…and wouldn’t tell me anything. Which might be kind of fun for some people, but I have a love/hate relationship with surprises! On the one hand, a true surprise is amazing. But usually, something isn’t truly surprising. You usually know something’s coming. I HATE that part. I like to know what’s coming my way. I was totally the kid that looked for my Christmas presents around the house before Christmas, and I’ve always been pretty good at ferreting out people’s secrets. Whether that’s a superpower or a curse, I haven’t yet decided.
So in the days leading up to our secret trip, I kept trying to trip Matt up, and get him to reveal something. I finally convinced him that I at least needed to know whether we’d be camping or staying in a hotel, so I could know what to pack. So he (very begrudgingly) told me yes, we were camping. And then he didn’t tell me anymore until we were almost there. But it’s okay, because here’s where we ended up:
Our weekend was a mix of roughing it and living it up. The first night there Matt surprised me with tickets to The Sound of Music in an outdoor amphitheater in the mountains! I cannot think of a more perfect setting to watch that particular show–who needs prop scenery when you have real, beautiful mountains in the background? The next day we spent the whole day wine tasting at the various wineries around Leavenworth, and we ended the day shopping and eating Bavarian food in Leavenworth’s cute, kitschy, super touristy downtown area. Our nights were spent fending off mosquitos, but the warm air and gorgeous view of the lake mostly made up for that!
Have you ever been to Leavenworth, WA?