Hi ladies! I know most of you are sick to death of snow, but I was bummed that we didn't get any this season. So to make sure we got to play in snow at least once, for xmas my husband and I took a short weekend trip to Leavenworth, a cute little Bavarian town. Normally it's only about 1.5 hours away, BUT the northern mountain pass was closed for the weekend due to heavy snow and trees falling. Instead of just shooting straight east, we had to go around the looooong way and spent all day driving through snow to get there. On the plus side, there weren't a lot of people out because of the heavy snow (yay!) and we enjoyed some really beautiful scenery!
Packing-wise, we shared a small carry-on luggage for our clothing and then left all of our snow gear in the car. Since it was just three days, we didn't need too much. I wore the same pair of tall boots (chosen because they're waterproof) and black jeans, then formed the outfits from there. Day 1's priority was car comfort, so I chose a knit-on-knit top. Day 2's priority was warmth, so I chose my chunkiest warm sweater. Day 3's priority was part warmth part car comfort, so I layered a warm cashmere sweater over an oversized cozy flannel. Warm leggings and camisole layered under everything, and topped all outfits with my white puffer and red purse. Easy peasy!
#1 - What I wore for a day in the car. Later we wandered around town (which was almost entirely shut down) and had dinner at a small Italian restaurant followed by margaritas/sangria at the only other restaurant in town open, the Mexican place just upstairs from where we had dinner.
#2, 3 - Lovely snowscapes taken during the drive there! At the mountain pass, there was an incredibly long line of people putting on chains; it was over a mile of cars! I've never seen anything like it. We were very happy to be in an AWD car, and had no trouble at all.
#4, 5 - Leavenworth at night, filled with pretty lights.
#6 - What I wore. There were a billion little kids sledding in the city park behind me, very amusing to watch! Had a few almost take me out during these photos, too ;)
#7, 8 - Inner tubing at a fun little snow park just outside the city, which I'd never done before. They tow you up with a rope, then spin you around before you shoot down the track. Fun stuff! Donned my snowboarding gear for Serious Snow Play.
#9 - Hanging around town after the snow park. Stopped by Icicle Brewing (their kolsch is super!), then later tastings at a small winery, and lastly sushi for dinner.
#10 - What I wore, primarily for the drive home but also for a hearty breakfast beforehand. Happily the shorter pass was open by this time so the trip home was much shorter.
#11-13 - More pretty scenery photos on the way home. I love where I live :)
#14 - Bonus photo of my xmas manicure which I painted the first night of the trip.
Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!