Sunday, October 2, 2011

Oktoberfest By the Bay

All Aboard!!

My first train ride. My future brother-in-law-in-law, E pumps me up... and with uncertainty on my face, I say, "Let's do this!"

I didn't know you were allowed to drink on the train. Other passengers filed in after us, had cases of beer, champagne for mimosas, and byobs (bring your own beer steins). They obviously were headed to the same venue as us.

Hydrating pre-event with coconut water.

At least it was indoors!

Tokens were used to purchase everything: food, drinks, dessert, souvineers. (Each token was worth $2. And an 8oz beer was 3 tokens, 5 for a large, and 6 tokens to fill a beer stein (that is after you bought one for $10).


Outfit Details:
Sheer Leopard Top (ROSS), Black Lace Camisole (ROSS), 3/4 length sleeve "Motorcycle Jacket" Sweatshirt (ROSS '10), Jeans (Old Navy via Thrift Store), Shoes (Champion via Payless '08), Jewelry: necklaces (thrifted), bracelets/earrings (Cookie Lee), headband (Dollar Store)

Live Band!
 Loved her outfit. She by far was the best dressed!

 Lederhosen Boy

First weinerschnitzel! And here I come to learn that weinerschnitzel does not have anything to do with weiners. Not a hot dog, not a keilbasa. It was delicious. Though, sadly, after I'd eaten it, I discovered that it is breaded veal :(

My stylish sister-in-law K

Walking to dinner. Exploring the city.

On our way to dinner, passing by AT&T park.

And an important note to self- we made the right choice attending the Saturday Session 10-5pm. I fear the crowd and restroom facilities may have become a bit more wild and unmanagable had we done the saturday 6pm-midnight session. We went light on the beverages and food while there and then met with friends for dinner post event at the "Thirsty Bear".

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I wish I was able to take pictures while there because the service was great and the food super yummy, but due to unforseen circumstances our group had to order our food to go so we wouldn't miss the train back. (Boy have I taken forgranted country life- my own transportation, no tolls, fees for parking, traffic whew) Although our dinner was a bit jumbled from our run to the bus stop (which was running late) to take us to the train station, the trio of mini sliders were still awesome and the salad I ordered came with edible flowers in the spring mix. It also was yummy! The hubby and I would love to go back sometime when we are not rushed and try more of the menue and order the beer sampler.

Song of the Day: Gemma Bier Trinken by DJ Ötzi