OpenRoad Driver Volume 13 Issue 1 - Page 18

18 » OpenRoad Driver O N E TA N K W O N D E R Visit Bavaria IN WASHINGTON STATE Words and photos by Lauren Kramer » It’s Saturday evening in Leavenworth, WA, and the city is buzzing with music, people and charisma. In the town square a band is playing Edelweiss and a couple starts to waltz on a makeshift stage. Across the way at the München Haus Bavarian Grill & Beer Garden there’s a lineup of hungry patrons waiting for their orders of warm, buttery pretzels drizzled with rock salt, and bratwurst with sauerkraut. The streets are full of meandering families, many of them lovingly clasping their double-scoop ice creams, while up on the hill The Sound of Music is being performed to a sold-out audience.