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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The High Finances of Oktoberfest

Please correct me where I am wrong, but by my estimation, we are no better or worse off from an exchange rate perspective from our original trip.

Here are some data points:

In 1993, the exchange rate was $1.00 = 1.637 DM (Deutsche Marks)

The official exchange rate for the Euro when introduced was 1€  =  1.95583DM

Today, $1.00  =  .85€

So, $1.00 in 1993  =  .83€ today.

High finance for sure. Are my calculations correct?

Paging Alkoholische

What are your thoughts about next year's fest?

It appears that our traditional four day visit will be shifted one day; arrive on Thursday depart on Monday. It also appears we have pretty much settled on the second weekend; 27 Sept to 01 Oct. Pretty interesting how plans can quickly evolve almost a year in advance. Only four more months and we'll be thinking about plane reservations.

Sure would like to have you and/or betrunken join us for the 25th Anniversary celebration. There is a rumor that some bier will be consumed.
Four Trip Alternatives

Well fellow Oktoberfestians, it is time to stimulate your thoughts.Start thinking about your prefered 2018 Anniversary Trip itinerary. I have included four options below, and there is a poll to the right to register your vote. Seems like a lot of options, but that's what blogs are for, so discuss and vote.

This post will remain at the top until we have a decision.

Traditional Visit

Day Shift Visit: (accommodates Barley Man and Paulaner Girl)

Traditional Visit with Pre-trip:

Day Shift Visit with Pre-trip:

Monday, October 09, 2017

What will be the dates of the 2018 visit?

Barbus has asked...

"When will it be? 1st, 2nd week? Mid-week? Weekend?"

Obviously nothing has been determined yet, but Chugger, the all knowing all magnificent Grand Pubah would recommend something like this:

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Oktoberfest 2017 in Review

6.2 million visitors and 7.5 million liters of beer served
Top 10 countries:the USA, Great Britain, Austria, France, Switzerland, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Denmark

Tent security confiscated roughly 120.000 mugs

Monday, October 02, 2017

Only One More Day

Tomorrow, October 3 is the last day of Oktoberfest 2017. I know we were all there in spirit, and looking forward to next year's 25th Anniversary Visit.

Next year's sojourn could be the Uber Trip II. The number of people expressing interest keeps growing. Maybe we should pick a date, and then tell everyone else a different date.

Potential attendees already include:

Chugger and Designated Walker
Barley Man and Paulaner Girl
Barbus and Schlumberger Lady
Einfahrt (not confirmed)
Bob and Terry
Psycho (not confirmed)

That's 11, beyond our previously, but not enforced, limit. Oh well.

Prost to another successful Oktoberfest.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 07, 2017

A Trip That Lives in Infamy

Oktoberfest 1993 - A Trip That Has Lived in Infamy

Yes, it was that one trip that started it all. You can read about the genesis of the trip at this link. We were so excited and amazed at everything Oktoberfestian; beer flowing in the streets, sausages a mile long, and pork knuckles in every pot. It made us wonder, "how could we have missed this event"?

As great as that trip was, it took us four more years to try it again. And like before, it was an event to remember. It was so good, it started the biennial tradition that continued for 20+ years. That's right, next year will be the 25th anniversary of the "virgin trip", aka the Stair Diving Olympics.

I have put out the challenge to the original Oktoberfestians to participate in the 25th Anniversary Reunion Tour; Barley Man, Designated Walker, Einfahrt and Psycho. Others may join, but the gauntlet has been set.

Let's see what transpires, and please feel free to comment.

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.