Judy and I started talking up fulling our dream to buy and own our own retail business in a rural community. Leavenwoth was the perfectly suited magical spot on the planet to get a business going on Front St., or close to it. This adventure was actually on my bucket list of dreams for a long time. I know, it didn’t seem nuts at the time. Looking back on it, one has to be a little off to jump into something and learn it from the ground up. But I did everything that way and still do. I wanted to be inside of a small community on the rise as a hot tourist town, a Bavarian Village like non other. This was Leavenworth Wa in all its beauty and charm that made dreams come true. Our dreams as a family came true in Icicle Valley.
The Sparks family changed forever when we fell in love with this wonderful community of loving folks who celebrated life everyday of the week and many times over the weekends. And the best of the best was a blow out starting with the Autum Leaf Festival in the fall, and the famous Christmas Lighting during the holiday season. It was magical, indeed, in every respect. We were living in heaven and I didn’t know it at the time. But Judy and Sarah did… Icicle Valley was home now for the Sparks Family. It was our spiritual journey during the earlier years… We would soon find out how much so.
Life in Icicle Valley was beautiful and challenging in so many ways that helped our family heal and grow together away from the chaos that made us feel trapped in a world gone mad.
To be continued…