We took our second annual trip to Leavenworth on Saturday to enjoy Octoberfest with our friends from Spokane. Judi was my roommate all through college and it's always great to be with her and her husband Arlin. We've discovered that this almost-halfway point between us is a great rendezvous point and particularly festive during Octoberfest, which is celebrated every weekend of October. Leavenworth is about 120 miles from Seattle and makes a do-able day trip. You might want to allow extra time to stop along the way to try to capture the glorious colors of Fall along Stevens Pass.