Back on Saturday, October 10, Octoberfest came to Ocean Beach. Festivities included a bratwurst eating contest, a stein holding competition, and live music - including traditional German drinking songs from the Bavarian Beer Garden Band.

Overall, it was a perfect day for Kirsten to join Susan and three-month-old Lila for a stroll.

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PistolPete Nov. 17, 2009 @ 9:11 a.m.

Oktoberfest seems so out of place out here on the West Coast. I'm used to drunken debauchery involving 5,000+ members of an otherwise upstanding public. In Wisconsin, Oktoberfest is a state holiday. :-D

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shizzyfinn Nov. 17, 2009 @ 9:48 p.m.

I've sipped Millers at Oktoberfest in Milwaukee one time, with my Uncle Ben. Good fun and lots of good people, just like Wisconsin in general. I think that, like San Diego, Wisconsin is also a paradise...just of a different sort.

Can't resist a Simpson's aside: "There's no such thing as Scotchtoberfest." "There's not?! Ya used me, Skinner! Ya used me!"

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PistolPete Nov. 17, 2009 @ 10 p.m.

"... Wisconsin is also a paradise...just of a different sort."

Basically, the Midwest is it's own paradise...just of a different sort. I've spoken about this before. Basically, I'm not picking on just Sandy Eggo. I'm picking on wherever I live because deep down inside, I have a drifter's soul and I won't be happy anywhere I go unless I'm constantly on the run.

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shizzyfinn Nov. 18, 2009 @ 12:58 p.m.

I'm not sure, but I think I remember being near a river, on downtown streets that were closed to vehicle traffic. That might have been at Henry Maier park. And it might have been Summerfest and not Oktoberfest that I enjoyed way back when. But definitely a Milwaukee fest with lots of Millers and bratwurst and Green Bay Packer fans.

For more Wisconsin goodies, check out my short home movies from my recent visit in September:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMQlD-... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDWfAf... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tECWW...

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PistolPete Nov. 18, 2009 @ 1:16 p.m.

Great videos, shizzy. Makes me homesick. Sent ya a friend request on YT as well.

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PistolPete Nov. 18, 2009 @ 1:18 p.m.

BTW, it was Henry Maier Park that yuou were at. It's right on the lake. If there were alot of overpasses at the place, it was HM Park.

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