What do you call a grouchy german? A sauer-kraut!!

Trip Start Jul 20, 2010
Trip End Apr 01, 2011

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Well, Friday night we decided to check out Oktoberfest.  Oktoberfest was held about a mile and a half from our hotel, by the river walk, at a place called Beethoven Mannerchor.  We decided to walk there.

When we first walked in, it was quite the celebration.  There were people and German culture everywhere.  But since we were hungry, we decided to get some food first.  They offered a whole bunch of German goodies.  They had gulasch, sauerkraut, bratwursts, rubens, potato salad, and leber kase.  We decide to split a ruben, potato salad, a brat, and later snacked on some potato pancakes, German chocolate cake, and some carrot cake.  It was pretty good, considering the differences with their American comparisons.

We sat down and decided to play some cards and enjoy the entertainment.  They started with the San Antonio accordion club, tuba meisters, choir and concert band, fire on the mountain cloggers and Beethoven dance.  We didn't stay long enough to see the last two events, but it was interesting.  They played "In Heaven There is No Beer," "Beer Barrel Polka," and many other familiar German songs.  We also met a lot of friendly Germans around us, including some from Minnesota.  

From there we decided to walk to a San Antonio landmark called Towers of the Americas.  This tower was finished in 1968 as part of the Hemisphere Texas world Fair.  It is 750 feet talk and it is 80 million pounds.  It has 952 stairs.  We thought about taking the stairs to the top but decided against it.  

The first thing we did was buy our pass to get in.  This got us unlimited access to the top observatory deck, the restaurant right below it, a 4D show, and the gift shop.  We took the elevator to the top floor and did a little exploring.  It was a gorgeous view, you could see everything.  After that we sat down in the restaurant for a bit enjoying the view, and finally went back to the ground floor to watch the 4D movie.  The movie was all about some different areas and common themes in Texas.  Finally we checked out the gift shop and decided to walk home.

I spent the rest of the weekend doing 3 days of promotions, and Adam had to leave to do some work in Oklahoma City, where we will be for the month of November.  Hopefully well have some time this weekend to check out the Alamo and also take the ghost tour that we bought the tickets for.  Ill leave you with lots of pictures and a movie :)
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