Winter in Seattle is often full of overcast skies and weather that hints that it just might snow, but typically all we get is a light dusting of cold matter that’s barely an excuse for snow. Upon returning home after celebrating an exotic Thanksgiving in Belize, we had no elaborate plans for Christmas, so in lieu of doing nothing in Seattle, we opted for heading east to the snowy land of Leavenworth. Having spent many summer days and nights in the faux-Bavarian mountain town, I’d never actually visited Leavenworth while it was snow-covered, so this was an experience I was highly anticipating. It was also my first experience taking the bus out to Leavenworth, and although we nearly got stranded in the mountains due to snow storms, it was quite a memorable experience. What follows are a stream of photos from our three nights in December 2012 in Leavenworth, Washington.