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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Flight Itineraries

Ok fellow Oktoberfestians, have you made your flight reservations? If so, post them up here. I know Barbus and Schlumberger Lady are probably driving. The Vozel itinerary is in a previous post.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Beer Futures

Upon noticing that the exchange rate is moving against us,  I started thinking about Beer Futures.

I don't have time to set one up,  nor do i think Hacker Pschorr will accept payment now for Beer in September. What to do....

I guess I can buy Euros now,    to spend on beer in September.   So if the exchange rate worsens to $1.35,  and I invest $1,000 now... I get an extra 65 euros to spend on beers,  @10.75 per beer...That means I have 6 extra beers in Munich. 

           Exchange rate Euros    Mass
Now                1.24 $1,000 € 806.45
September        1.35 $1,000 € 740.74     10.75
                                   € 65.71       6.11 

Flight Reservation Have Been Made!

It took some effort to save money, but the Vozels are booked:

Friday, March 02, 2018

Hotel Alfa Rooms Finalized

2 double rooms for Vozel and Finlay
1 single room for Rang

Linza is still pending.

I will let you know the actual cost when the exchange rate hits my card.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

I've been asked....

Hey Chugger, is there a schedule for this trip?

The answer is 'not really'. We typically decide one day what we will do the next. There are some things scheduled in advance, though. On arrival day (Thursday) it is customary to meet at the Hofbrauhaus to get our juices flowing and just kick back after our travels. The only other item specifically scheduled is our tent reservation Saturday afternoon.

Everything else happens as it happens.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Friday, February 09, 2018

Our Latest Oktoberfestian is...

Jane Lynch.

Welcome Jane to the party. She is a veteran Oktoberfestian having attend three previous Fests.

We now have eight confirmed and two pending.


Monday, February 05, 2018

Holy Guacamole Batman!!!

Just had a precipitous drop in airfare..  We can now go  LAX-MUC and BOD-LAX for $750 on pretty decent flights,  AirFrance and Delta..  I may jump at this..  Need to discuss with Paulaner Girl...

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Our fearless leader

Here's wishing a speedy recovery to Chugger.  In preparation for Oktoberfest this year,  he decided to have some bionic parts inserted to increase his drinking efficiency.  Here's to you, Chugger!! Prost!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Room and Tent Reservations

I have secured the following room reservations at our favorite family run hotel, the Hotel Alfa:

3 Double Rooms (Vozel, Finlay, Linza-Pending Decision?)
2 Single Rooms (Rang, Extra just in case)

These are for arrival on 27 September and departure on 1 October. I will need to confirm, make any changes, and provide payment the first week of March.

In addition, we have a full table reservation for Saturday, 29 September, from 13:00 - 17:15 at the Hacker tent. We have been there before and a good time should be had by all.

NOTE: barbus and Schlumberger Lady are staying at a different hotel.

Can I get a big Prost ?

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Our First Day Trip Decided

Thanks to barbus, with an assist to Barley Man, it looks like we have a new day trip identified for this year. This is actually a two part visit, starting at Kloster Benediktbeuern,and then heading to the village of Kochel. This is only about an hour train ride from Munich, so we have plenty of flexibility.

Check out the genesis of this trip in this discussion.


Thursday, January 04, 2018

Day Trip Discussion...

Should we think about one of the following repeat visits, or is there something new that we haven't done? Remember the guidelines, the journey should not be any longer than 2.5 hours each way. We want to spend a good amount of time there, but also not be traveling all day.

  1. Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  2. Bamberg
  3. Kloster Weltenburg

Let's hear thoughts or alternatives. Of course Kloster Andechs is on the agenda.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Time to start following Airfare trends

They are still a bit high, but should be falling soon.

Keep your eyes open and your apps watching for deals and pounce when you are happy with a price.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Soon to be Merry Christmas

As you enjoy any and all festivities, please remember that it is time to start thinking more seriously about next year's travel plans.

The dates in Munchen have been established, so it is now your turn to start thinking about travel plans. Currently only six Oktoberfestians have committed, but maybe as plans begin to be made, others will see the light. If you know of anyone "on the fence", please give them a shout. I have stopped hassling potential attendees a long time ago. They should be self motivated.

I would like to give Anton at the Hotel Alfa our first "heads-up" on room requirements in mid-January. Right now that would be only two rooms; assuming barbus and Schlumberger Lady do their own again.

Have a Fröhliche Weihnachten and a Glückliches Neu Yahr, and remember my second hip replacement surgery will be January 2nd. Oktoberfest 2018 will be the first time in many years I should be able to walk and party without any physical issues. Now, mental issues are another story.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Who the F@ck is Alice

A video sung by the original group...