It’s my favorite time of year: Oktoberfest! One of these years, Kenny and I will actually get over to Germany and experience the real thing. But in the meantime, we took the boys out to Rivertown for the 2016 NOLA Oktoberfest celebration. I was on the cruise the first weekend (and missed the 2-mile fun run!), but we went the second and third weekends.
Dana, Dave, Claire, and Colin came with us on the second Saturday. Dana’s twin Lynn and her husband Ryan met us out there too, and we saw Dominic and his family as well. So much fun!
We fested the next Saturday too, only this time Nopsi, Uncle Jeff, Aunt E, Kate, Luke, Grandma, and Grandpa came with us. And we ended up seeing Matthew and his family out there. The kids had fun with the bubbles we brought and got their faces painted, Luke tried his first soft pretzel and mashed potato (oh, and beer), and we all celebrated Uncle Jeff’s birthday. Prost!
Then, right before we were going to leave, they started picking people for the last beer stein holding contest of the night. I ran up front and got chosen with four other lucky ladies. I lost out to Dana last year and wanted to redeem myself, even though she wasn’t there. And guess what?!? This time I beat all of the other girls, with a time of 1:44:50. And I got to keep my authentic (and really heavy) Warsteiner glass stein. Yes!
Oktoberfest, you always treat us right. Until next year!