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Strolling Octoberfest with Lila

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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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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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

Nov. 17, 2009

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!"

Nov. 17, 2009

"... 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.

Nov. 17, 2009

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-EP51A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDWfAfMnPjM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tECWW7gOvU

Nov. 18, 2009

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

Nov. 18, 2009

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.

Nov. 18, 2009

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