Oktoberfest

Posted by Thomas September 21st, 2010

We headed up to Snowbird ski resort last weekend for its annual Oktoberfest. There is a small farmers market-type plaza where you can buy clothes, trinkets and authentic German memorabilia. There are also numerous beer stations, as well as a large hall where you can eat German food and listen to (or dance to, if you prefer) authentic German music (think Polka).

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Jacob was more interested in Oktoberfest than posing for the camera

Jacob thoroughly enjoyed the polka music and enjoyed dancing to it. Thomas had a bratwurst, but ate it so fast we didn’t have time to take a picture.

Oktoberfest is the culmination of what Thomas is calling his “German Summer.” It started while Thomas was on a business trip to Aberdeen, MD, and ate twice at the Prost German Restaurant. Thomas then found Cafe Berlin while on a business trip to Denver last month. The restaurant is owned and operated by Marlena, a wonderful woman from Mainz who served the best German food Thomas has had since living in Germany:

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Rouladen with Spaetzle and Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

We are also trying to enjoy the remaining warm days before fall fully sets in. We had a picnic outside Friday night, and happened to catch this picture of Jacob blowing bubbles:

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Erin has also been spending a lot of time at the park, one of Jacob’s favorite places to go. Among his park hobbies: eating wood chips, crawling all over the playground, going down the (small) slides, and swinging:

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