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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Wonderful Sight...

The transformation of the Wies'n has begun. It won't be long before the bier starts flowing. Keep your eye on the construction via the Web Cam above.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

This one's for Chugger....

Sorry girls, but this was too good to ignore...

Ahem...  an English Lesson....

The teacher asked the class to use the word “fascinate” in a sentence.

Einfahrt put up his hand and said, “My family went to my granddad's farm,  and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating."

The teacher said, “That was good, but I wanted you to use the word ‘fascinate,’ not 'fascinating'.”

Chugger raised his hand.  He said, “My family went to see Rock City and  I was fascinated.”

The teacher said, “Well, that was good Chugger, but I wanted you to use the word ‘fascinate’.”

Little Dan raised his hand, but the teacher hesitated because she had been burned by Little Dan before. She finally decided there was no way he could damage the word “fascinate,” so she called on him.

Dan said, “My aunt Carolyn has a sweater with ten buttons, but her tits are so big she can only fasten eight!”

Friendly Reminder for the Oktoberfestians...

We are all well aware of the preparation required for the 'fest.  After all we have been going for 25 years.  However,  our preparations tend to focus on the beer aspect.  It is also important to prep your intestinal tract for the onslaught of pork products.  Specifically sausages.  We wouldn't want anyone to have a violent explosive event at the 'fest.  Certainly it should be washed down with beer,  preferably something with active/live yeast.

My dinner last night…  ahhh

dirndl news

He Joyce this is my dirndl. The one I ordered. I hope it fits. There by goes a white blouse.

Friday, July 13, 2018

We had a Chamber of Commerce day in Southwest Ohio last weekend, I drove the Porsche to Mecklenburg Gardens in Cincinnati.  Established in 1865.  Nice German restaurant with a very nice bier garten.  Couple of shots to get in the mood for Oktoberfest.  The big bier is Andechs Vollbier and I did not have to watch Keith huff and puff up that hill to get one of these bad boys. Prost!


I warned Keith, but he threw caution to the wind and is allowing me to post to this blog.  

After a few weeks of discussion, I am accepting Orders for the MAGA caps.  I think you should get rid of the little green felt hat with the little robin feather and get a hat that will allow you to stand out in the crowd.  The great advantage if we get separated we will be able to find one another.  Of course, the angry mob might have already put you under the table.  PS I have plenty of large Goose feathers that I can pick up next to the Goose crap and bring in case you miss your little robin feather.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I’m still dirndl shopping. And thinking about German beer. Schlumberger Lady what does your dirndl look like?

An oldie, but still a goodie...

After work, all the brew masters from the Munich breweries sit together in a pub. Needless to say, each brewer orders beer from his own brand, i.e. the Löwenbräu guy orders Löwenbräu, the Hacker-Pschorr guy orders Hacker-Pschorr, and so on. Last one to go is the Augustiner guy. He orders a Coke. Everybody is stunned, asking - "Why?" - "Well", he finally says with a wide grin, "if you are not ordering any beers, then I won't either."

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Time Lapse Video...

of Paulaner Girl's namesake tent...

I Think I Found It !!!

I think it was the year 2007. Dan Rang took us on a tram trip to find a great little Bier Garten. The travel time seemed forever, and Dan looked like he was really in a panic. But then, all of a sudden, there it was. A nice little bier garten snuggled within some tress, right on the main street.

I think this is it, Wintergarten...

Ours is a bit more complicated....

Very tight layovers in AMS... 90 minutes.

Chugger and Designated Walker Itinerary

Here's ours, let's see yours...

Monday, June 25, 2018

Guess the Oktoberfester... Archive

This appears to be from Shipol airport in the mid oughts..

A new milestone this year...

This is the first year we will not have any virgins. Virgin Oktoberstestians that is.

All attendees have at least one Oktoberfest under their belt.


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Beer prices announced

 Check out all the details here.

I hope the exchange rate keeps improving for the dollar.  Bottom line, most prices above 11€.

Only 90 days to go....

Until the start of Oktoberfest. Let's start cranking up the posts. Show some interest Oktoberfestians.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Barbus... Please explain...

Paulaner Girl filled up our beer fridge last week.  Yay.  Have some good San Diego beer. However, for my friend's who don't like hops, she bought some Newcastle Brown Ale.

Newcastle Brown Ale is NOT from England.  It is brewed in a country called Holland.  Really?  WTF???

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Starting Prep for the big event

OK,  Wedding done..  ready to focus on Oktoberfest...

Step 1:  Buy some shoes..

And no,  these aren't the $300 puke proof ones.  But I haven't puked at O'fest in a long time.  If ever.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Big Get Well to.....


Hope you are doing well and will be fully recovered by September.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Munich's Finest Wait Staff

Paging Paulaner Girl

Back in 2013 you were querying about where to buy your Dirndl. Since we all know that the one you have is wonderful, where did you eventually get it? I looking for something for Designated Walker.

An Epic Fail

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Will the trend continue?

The Euro to Dollar exchange rate is improving for us. Will this trend continue, and how low will it go?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

A new Era....

The Oktoberfesters History Page has been upgraded for this year's trip!  With new photos, and exciting new look and feel.

Comments cheerfully accepted.  Team Oktoberfestvisits will be adding more in the near future.  

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Saturday, April 07, 2018

We have a new attendee!

But before I reveal the name, can anyone identify the Oktoberfestian?

First clue... It is not a virgin.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Day trip talk

We already have some good ideas...  I saw an advert for Regensburg,  and thought... what a great idea.  Not so.  Takes way too long to get there.  The bus is the quickest way... 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

There might be...

... another attendee.

Stay tuned.

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.