On September 24 2012, I woke up at 11 am. Ivan and I worked on the blog and used the internet.
We walked to the nearby Asian restaurant called Champor. Ivan and I each had a plain vegetable and tofu stir fry which came with a free hot and sour soup.
At 4 pm, we headed to Oktoberfest. We walked around the tents to find a spot. Lil Dave went to meet up with his Uncle Daves to ride some monkey rides.
We joined a table of young Germans at the big Schottenhamel tent. This table was a big one that had benches around the table.
The Germans were really friendly. One of the guys Dino asked if we liked Romney or Obama for president. Ivan said I really don’t care. Ivan and I both don’t care about politics. But, I guess Germans like American politics, but I’m not really sure why.
Ivan and I shared the strong beer and got a big pretzel and dipped it in the obazda (cheese and cream cheese dip).
It was fun again. The music was great in this tent. I really like the songs Fliegerlied and Marmor, Stein und Eisen Bricht.
Ivan and I had fun putting our arms around the next persons (all linking together) and singing the Bavarian songs (well, we were making up German words really).
Here’s a video of the fun in the Schottenhamel tent:
There’s a drink called a Radler which is half beer and half lemonade. It’s even more dangerous than the beer since it tastes very similar to lemonade and goes down VERY easily. Ivan and I tried a radler and ate a lovely apple strudel.
I couldn’t believe that the small, gay Turkish guy at the table broke two big mugs. The mugs are really heavy and made out of thick glass.
We were at the tent for 5 hours. Time really does fly when you’re having fun.
Ivan and I went to one of the rides that you walk through with a maze that was a bit confusing. It took awhile to find the exit.
I really wanted to try one of the long bratwurst.
I haven’t had a hot dog in years and it tasted great.
Ivan had a fish sandwich. There’s lots of stalls selling fish sandwiches. We weren’t sure if they would have any fish here since Germans love their meat.
After walking around for awhile, we went back to the apartment.