Happy Apple: Your 3 Day Weekend Companion

The day is finally here. You have your train tickets, your overnight bags are packed, you have an itinerary that involves an urban hike through town, a trip to your favorite noodle house, an afternoon enjoying the most beautiful nature (that mountain! that water!) and a whooooollleeee night blocked out just to stay in the hotel to reeeelaaaaxxxx. That’s right – it’s finally 3 Day weekend getaway time!!!

But how to truly celebrate and make the most of it? For a while, you’ve associated beer and shots with vacation. But, let’s be honest. Hangovers are soooo 2009. And besides, it can take a few beers and a shot or two for you to get properly buzzed. That’s like, what 1,000 calories and $35? No thank you! So, where do you turn? We’ve got the solution: Happy Apple. And here’s how it’s done.

Train: From Seattle, it takes about six hours to get to Leavenworth, WA, your final destination for this Memorial Day. But you’re in luck! The train cars are spacious and they have outlets for your laptop and tablet. So sit back and relax. Get out your favorite podcast or that playlist you perfected and let about 45 minutes pass. Then, pop open your first bottle of Happy Apple, drink it down halfway and stare at lovely Washington rolling past your window as the happy buzz kicks in.

Urban Hike: By now you’ve finished the bottle and you’re smiling just as the train pulls into the station. Grab your bags and head to your hotel. Check-in, drop off your stuff and throw on your sunglasses. It gets nice and sunny in this eastern Washington town. If you’re solo, throw in your earbuds. Or if you’re with a compatriot, start hiking into town and explore every street. Prepare yourself for the ice cream, trinkets and wine tasting that’s to come.

Noodle house: Now you’ve built up an appetite and it’s time to eat. There are lots of great German-inspired restaurants in Leavenworth but for some reason, you just love that Mongolian noodle grill. So fill your bowl, pack in all the noodles and enjoy lunch. Try sitting outside on the deck upstairs and watch the tourists pop in and out of shops as you fill your belly.

The mountains, the water: Oh yeah, the mountains! In all its giant snow-capped splendor. If this was winter you could go skiing or snowshoeing there. But it’s summer and you can just admire the beautiful grandeur of the Cascade Mountain Range. But if you want to experience nature a bit more than that, go for some inner tubing at local Leavenworth Outdoor Center. Float down a river while holding on to your second bottle of Happy Apple, wet with condensation.

Hotel: Okay, the day is done. Now, it’s time to relax with some good old fashion channel surfing in a bedroom that you’re not responsible for. Let the unwanted pillows hit the floor? Sure! Hang the towel on the door handle? Why not! All you have to do is enjoy yourself and watch some trashy TV.

Repeat: That was just the first day! You’ve got a whole second day ahead of you to enjoy during this 3 day weekend. Get out there and have some fun. It’s a vacation and you brought a four-pack of Happy Apples!

Happy Apple: For your daily dose of joy, follow us on Instagram @HappyAppleWA. and don’t forget to tag us in your photo’s at #drinkhappyapple.

Jacob Uitti

Jacob Uitti

Jake Uitti is a Seattle-based writer, Tarukino marketer, and Uber Eats aficionado. He thinks life is best with a hot (delivered) meal, a catchy song and a cold bottle of Happy Apple to split with a friend. Follow him at https://twitter.com/jakeuitti

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