Tonight we celebrate...
At Oktoberfest by the beach!
It has been two years since my best friend and I had the opportunity to visit the "Real" Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. It was a festive experience to always remember:
Locals walk the streets wearing traditional Bavarian clothing, some with beers in hand.
Shop windows display charming lederhosen and dirndl dress fashion.
Lebkuchenherzen (heart-shaped ginger cookies worn as necklaces) sell at every corner.
Beer tents, carnival games, and kiosks stacked with souvenirs and goodies set the mood.
The merry sounds of live Bavarian music, carnival riders, and the "clink-clink" of beer glasses fill the ears.
Delicious foods including hearty meat dishes, potato dumplings, soft pretzels, and candied nuts satisfy the belly.
And one must not forget to wash it all down with a giant, tasty, German bier!
Our Oktoberfest may not even compare to the one-of-a-kind event in Munich, but Nel and I are excited to celebrate our heritage on our Dad's side, drink German beer, and dance to Bavarian music!
Prost! (Cheers :-)
~Jess & Nel