It’s funny for me to reflect back before having twins thinking that it would be really easy. I figured you would just synchronize feedings, changing, sleep times, etc and it would all be a breeze. Boy, was I wrong! Fast forward 2.5 years later, it was time for a proper vacation to truly take a break and recharge. I totally needed it for my own mental peace of mind and to be a calmer version of myself for my kids. Thanks to my MIL, we were able to take an entire week off kid free.
Enter in our trip to Maui. The first time we went to Hawaii, we went to Kauai. Coming from Houston, it just seem like a hassle to get to HI being 9+ hours with minimal affordable options for nonstop flights. Therefore, we usually just went to Mexico which was less than two hours away.
Now that we live on the west coast, Hawaii is the tropical destination of choice. I now see why, and already dreaming of my next trip back. It’s only a five hour flight with a three hour time difference.
A hidden gem tucked away off Icicle Road and from the busy traffic lies the cozy Sleeping Lady Resort. As we drove in through the fog, the resorts sign was revealed like a warm welcome as we approached. This is the resort we chose to stay at for our weekend getaway to Leavenworth, WA. The resort is conveniently located about 3.5 miles from the village.
Leavenworth is a quaint Bavarian town about 2.5 hours east of Seattle. An interesting historical tidbit, the town was originally settled by Germans, however during the 1950’s they decided branding the town German wasn’t ideal with the current climate, and decided to settle with Bavarian.
What the town is most famous for are the Christmas lights which they decorate on every building and tree in the town center. We went on a Saturday evening which was busy and wall to wall with people. A good idea would be to find a restaurant or bar with a view and get there early to snag a view of the lighting without having to fight through the crowds. Another tip is to go during the weekdays and it will be less crowded and the lights will still be on.