Saturday, May 7, 2016

Fruhlings Fest 2016

Last fall, when Mike and I were in Germany, we ended our trip with two days at the opening weekend of Oktoberfest.  We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into.  We had a blast meeting new friends and hanging out with old ones, but MANY lessons were learned about how to do Oktoberfest properly.  Things from what to wear and bring to how many liters of beer one's body can actually handle. All of these VERY valuable lessons came into play again when we decided to go to Fruhlings Fest, which is essentially a smaller version of Oktoberfest in the spring.  We quickly briefed Karen of the lessons we learned last fall and headed out on our way.  She chose to listen to most of the lessons, but not all were executed as well as she was planning.  :)

Since it was a smaller festival and it wasn't opening weekend, we decided to get a later start.  We got brunch in the morning to fill our stomachs (lesson #1) and arrived at the tent around noon. When we arrived at the tent, it was crowded, but we were able to walk right in and found a table with enough room for all four of us.

The five minutes of the entire day we spent outside of the tent....

Not our best picture, but we made it inside!

Not too long after we made it into the tent, we ordered beer and food.  If you ask Mike about Oktoberfest, one of the things he most definitely will talk about is the chicken. One of the traditional menu items is the half chicken.  Since Mike hasn't stopped talking about it since last Oktoberfest, Karen (as well as Mike and Scott) ordered it.  Don't worry, it lived up to all of the hype.

We spent the afternoon in the tent.  There was lots of singing, a little bit of dancing, and LOTS and LOTS of beer. 

Beer anyone?

So happy to be at Fruhlingsfest!

So much meat!

Not sure what this is about, but I feel like this depicts a very common picture in our relationship

double fisting

A souvenir

You can't go to Germany and not get a pretzel!


Mike and I left around four to nap and regroup, but Scott and Karen stayed and kept partying!

Overall, it was a fun day and I feel like Karen got a true Munich beer festival experience!

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