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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Let's Start the Day Trip Ramblings...

Oldie but Goodie... Kloster Andechs

Well Worth Another Visit...Bräustüberl Tegernsee

Worthy of Another try.... Kloster Weltenburg

Something new... Bräustüberl Weihenstephan

Welcome to Our Newest Blog Member

Rod Goelz, aka RodG, has joined our group.

Everyone say "hi", and let's hope that RodG gets into this posting business better than some others.

Hotels for the 'Fest

As mentioned in previous emails, I have reserved 4 double rooms at Home Base Alfa. Because of the price (mostly due to the dollar), I will continue to search for an alternative, as long as it is still convenient for us.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Current 2009 Oktoberfesters

Those that are currently planning to attend include the following:

Barley Man
Paulaner Girl
Flying Dan
Mrs. Flying Dan
Schlumberger Lady
Rod and Debbie G. (handles to be determined)

Current Thoughts on Flights

Here's my thinking about flights for this extravaganza. Since next year seems to be bringing two international trips, doesn't look like I can use mileage for this one, and do not plan an up front trip..

Dayton, OH (DAY) to Munich, Germany (MUC) on Thu, 24 Sep 2009
DL#1257 to Atlanta leaving at 12:30
DL#130 to Munich arriving at 7:50

Munich, Germany (MUC) to Dayton, OH (DAY) on Tue, 29 Sep 2009
DL#131 to Atlanta leaving at 10:05
DL#1404 to Dayton arriving at 17:55

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Let the Planning Begin

I know it's early, but it's never really too early. I began looking at Delta flights (we are within the 331 day window) and I want to use miles while seats are available. Most importantly, use them while I'm Platinum.

So Grand Puhba 2009, what say you? Is the weekend of the 25th The Weekend?

Hurry, my advance planning skills are being taxed with nothing to do.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

When will the FUN be back again ?

There was an interesting story published in "die Welt" by a Biologist named Josef Reichholf .
"MUNCHEN - nomadic people started 12,500 years to choose a fixed residence after it had been discovered that of barley beer could be made.
That is what biologist Josef Reichholf writes in a study form Bavaria which the German newspaper Die Welt reported on Saturday article"
Reichholf now proves that almost immediately after the last Ice Age, the switch to agriculture -and the root of all civilization- was not caused by the fact that this is a more productive mode of production (this was already questioned in the 1970s); the real reason why human beings became sedentary farmers, is because they had discovered how to make beer of barley.

Btw: he also interviewed about Global Warming
I have to believe the guy. He is right about BEER too!

Friday, October 03, 2008

100% Vote for the Weekend of September 25

Me and BarleyMan

BarleyMan said...We can do the weekend of the 25th. Alex moves back to Santa Cruz the weekend before!

Monday, September 22, 2008

What More Can I Say?

Just look at the real-time clip above and tell me you do not yearn for the Golden Nectar.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's Never Too Early to Plan ... Part II

As the start of Oktoberfest 2008 is just around the corner, I begin to yearn for that nice Maß of the Golden Nectar. I know we have recently frequented the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY and Las Vegas, but it is just not the same. So, since time always seems to fly as we gracefully move along in our years, I begin to think about planning for our 2009 sojourn. So, my current Top 10 serious questions begin to float to the top of the wort....

1. Is the group returning for our 8th adventure?
I sure hope so. I might even have two young Vozelinies who want to go.

2. When should we go?
Well, the schedule for The 'fest is 19 September - 4 October. I would suggest 25 September through 28 September, the middle weekend.

3. Who would be the Grand Pubah 2009?
I believe we anointed barbus in 2007, but he was somewhat hesitant. I wonder if he is really up to the challenge.

4. Is there a unique, never before been attempted Day Trip possible?
Kloster Weltenburg in 2005 was a great opportunity, but the weather "dampened" our spirits just a bit. I wonder if the Grand Puhba (whoever he may be) can set the bar so high that surpassing the excitement of the trip would be next to impossible?

5. Do we limit attendance to the core male Oktoberfestians, sort of a modified originals (+ barbus) reunion?
A novel approach (not withstanding my comment in answer #1).

6. Would another reserved table be on the agenda?
Would be nice. We could ask the Hotel Alfa again, and Herr Rang has said his Paulaner distributor friend could help.

7. Will the Dollar:Euro rate make life more affordable?
Absolutely. The Euro has reached its peak.

8. Should at least one of the Wiesn days start bright and early and last forever, much like our 2005 trip?
Sure, why not. Let's dedicate a day to sitting, drinking and visiting the pissorts.

9. Would the agenda include a pre-trip?
Right now, I don't think so, but I could be convinced otherwise. Part of my thought process could be changed based upon answers to #1 and #5.

10. Are we getting too old for this type of childish mayhem?
HELL NO ! ! ! !

So, please add your value. It will be very interesting to me to see who posts first, and most importantly, when.

The clock is ticking.

Prosit !

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Anyone Listening?

While this isn't an Oktoberfest year, maybe we can use this for our Vienna trip.

What say you?