Kerrie's Blog: Wordless Wednesday - Leavenworth

Wordless Wednesday - Leavenworth

This past weekend we went to Leavenworth, WA for their Tree Lighting Ceremony.  It was freezing but so pretty.  Leavenworth is an old miner's town that was converted into a Bavarian Village back in the 60's.

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 34 commentsKerrie La Guardia • December 21 2011 04:59PM


That look so cool. Our city tree lighting ceremony was postponed due to bad weather and we missed it. :( Have a Merry Christmas.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 7 years ago


When I saw the title I thought you were talking about the other Leavenworth...the Kansas Maximum Security prison.

That's a heck of a light display.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Beautiful Photo- Love the lights. I don't know if I would want to fight that crowd though? LOL.

Posted by Kristi DeFazio, Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468 (RE/MAX Advantage) over 7 years ago

Kerrie ~ Beautiful light display and so sorry to hear it was freezing for you!! Wow, an old miner's town, like going to areas of West Virginia .. Happy Holidays... Loved the AR dance video!!

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie- Isn't it wonderful to see everyone out even in the freezing weather!  If that doesn't get you in the spirit nothing will.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Very festive indeed.  There's no better way to get in the holiday mood than to attend an outdoor tree lighting ceremony with a crowd of people in winter's chilly air.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 7 years ago


We have a town here in the North Georgia Mountains named "Helen" that was converted into a Bavarian style village in the 60's too! It's still a very popular tourist spot.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 7 years ago

Mike - Lots of snow?

Richard - Would you bail me out?

Kristi - It was packed!  I've never seen this town like that before.

Frank & Karen - That vid brings a smile to my face each time I watch.  lol

Kathy - That and a hot Starbucks!

Norma - My toes were frozen!

Richard - Oooh I bet it's the same.  I'm off to Google it now.

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

What a festive scene

Posted by Don McBride (Nautical Realty Group) over 7 years ago

Kerrie ....that's a lot of people walking those streets ....sounds like a fun place to check out!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 7 years ago

Looks like the entire county showed up for the lighting.  That makes it fun when people show up.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

Merry Christmas!


Santa Claus in Colonial Williamsburg Copy of IMG_8709


Photograph by Roy Kelley.  Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs


Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Don - Indeed.

Rob - Tons, shoulder to shoulder!

William - They thrive off the Christmas rush.

Roy - Ho Ho Ho!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - I love Leavenworth, and I have a funny story to tell.  In the 1990s, I made a trip to Seattle to meet my son, who was serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the Aircraft Carrier Kittyhawk.  The Kittyhawk was visiting your city for Sea Fair.  We had a free day, and wondered what we might do with it.  When I went down to the hotel lobby, there was a brochure about Leavenworth.  There was this tiny postage stamped size map, which made it look like Leavenworth would only be about a half hour away.  It showed the highway out of Seattle to Leavenworth, but didn't show the entire state of Washington.  Finally, about 3 hours later we stopped for gas, and I went inside and asked the clerk where Leavenworth was.  The bad news - Leavenworth was half way across Washington.  The good news, there are absolutely gorgeous scenes along the way.  And Leavenworth is one of the best places I've visited on a roadtrip.

CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the Photos group!  And thanks for the memories!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

Oh that looks like such a fun place to go!  The lights are amazing.  Happy Holidays sweet pea!!!

Posted by Laura S. Baker, Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc (First Weber Inc) over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing the photo. It was really crowded with visitors. ~Tis the Season for Celebration.


Posted by Carl Winters over 7 years ago

Kerrie, wow that's beautiful...and apparently very popular with all those people...that crowd is huge.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 7 years ago

I usually make it up to Leavenworth and really enjoy it.  I didn't think there'd be snow there this year so we passed.

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 7 years ago

Quite a crowd.  Looks like it is a popular place to visit during Christmas.  Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, I saw "Leavenworth" and thought immediately of Leavenworth, Kansas where the main attraction is a huge federal penetentiary.  Hmmm.  Not the same place!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Glad you got away to enjoy this beautiful holiday town. But soooo many people. Guess it helps keep you warmer.


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago

It's always fun to read your blogs and see where the AR insiders hang out.  I didn't know there were two Leavenworth's either and yes we would bail you out if they put you in the prison.  You could help me with my site placement while you were waiting for your trial.

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666) over 7 years ago

Cool photo! I have not been to Leavenworth, Washington maybe we will put that on the list. We know Seattle pretty well. :-)

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Myrl - That's too funny; yes it's a bit of a drive from Seattle but the mountain views are worth it.  My favorite time to go is for Oktoberfest and the fall leaves are captivating.

Laura - Merry Christmas to you too love!

Ceil - Sure was!

Nick - If you were there I'd find you in it!

Paul - The lady said they brought it in so the kids could sled down the hill.  Ha!

Cindy - Merry Christmas hun!

Pat - Everyone is saying that.  I don't ever want to go there!!!

Miss Rome -  I had two pairs of socks, gloves, sweaters, a hat...I was bundled!

Doug - Thanks buddy!

Eileen - It's worth it!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Rich took the words right out my mouth, I thought, "what she do"...looks like a nice place to spend an evening

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - That looks just awesome. Seems from the picture that a few other people think so too!!! :)

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Doug Anderson, Bay Area Real Estate Views (Tucker Associates Real Estate Services) over 7 years ago
Hi Kerrie, Leavenworth is such a cute little town. A girl friend of mine and I went one time for a weekend just to shop! Our husbands were glad we excluded them that weekend and so were we as I think we hit every store there! It looks beautiful all lit up!
Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 7 years ago

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Joni and The Princess Mama (TPM)!
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, too beautiful. What a fun thing to do. David grew up in Spokane but in our visits up there I never made it to Leavenworth. David remembers it well and says it is well worth seeing....we'll have to come back. Happy Holidays! Enjoy your time off! You so deserve it!

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) over 7 years ago


             Thanks for sharing and Have a Merry Christmas!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 7 years ago


It has been great to get to know you through the Rain.


Have a very Merry Christmas or

A Happy Hannukah

And a Prosperous and Happy New Year


Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, That is a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 7 years ago

Gerry - I'm innocent I swear!

Doug - We had a great time!

DeeDee - I love shopping there because the shops are so unique.

Joni - Too cute for words!!!  Merry Christmas baby!

Jeanean - You'll have to visit...definitely worth it.

Yolanda - Merry Christmas!

Cal - You too!!  Merry Christmas!

Gita - Same to you dear!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie, I have been to Leavenworth! It is a great place however, it appears that at Christmastime it is most extraordinary! Thanks for opening a window for us to see it! Happy New Year!

Posted by Carol Ryniewicz, Broker / Owner - CT & MA (CR Premier Properties LLC) over 7 years ago