Look who I found


#1

So my family and I are walking around Oktoberfest when we hear “Hey, there’s a Banjo Ben fan!”

It pays to wear Banjo Ben swag. :slight_smile:

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#2

Looking good @Mark_Rocka but those gals look even better


#3

Pays to live in Texas.


#4

I like how your photo cuts off your feet so no-one can see that the twins are standing in a ditch for you to look the same height :joy: very sneaky :wink: :smirk:


#5

Fantastic! Which city was this Oktoberfest?


#6

My secret is out. :slight_smile:


#7

Fredericksburg. It’s my first German festival to attend. Being a non-drinker, I don’t imagine I’ll go again. It really was all about the beer. It was a neat experience, though. Glad I can check it off my list.


#8

I hope you did get to eat at Friedhelm’s! That is worth the trip in itself.

I love Fredericksburg, but during “special” times it is way too crowded for me.


#9

What about the FOOD? Bratwrust, Currywrurst, Schnizel Pomme Frities As a non- drinker your taste buds will never know what it’s like to miss the Bier, Wine, Schnapps and Brandy that are a big part of the Oktoberfest Experience.


#10

There were a lot of great restaurants mentioned, but that wasn’t one of them.

Luckily, we stayed with friends who live in a house built by some of the original German settlers in the 1870s. So next time we go, I’ll be sure to ask about that restaurant. Thanks for the tip!


#11

Unfortunately I’m gluten free for health reasons, so I didn’t get to enjoy a lot of the food at the festival. It’s a life style alteration that’s deprived me of many of life’s simple joys.


#12

That’s a bummer @Mark_Rocka German food is to die for. I was stationed in Germany for five years with the army and the different types of bread was amazing my favourite was brotchen a crusty breakfast roll or bun. Served hot with butter and hot black coffee. Yummy


#13

Absolutely on the food comment! My favorite is Currywurst!

Where were you stationed Archie? I was stationed in Regensburg (Southern Germany between Nurnburg and Munich) in '84 and '85. I would love to go back someday. I consider Germany my second home even though I was only there a short time. The people and the country made a huge impact on me. I still can’t get over how clean they kept their country… and hopefully still do so… I never saw litter or trash anywhere.

I’ll stick with our American coffee though… along with our hearty breakfasts!


#14

Hi Jeff

I was in Herford for three years then moved to Dortmund 1968 - 74. Just before I left Germany our unit hooked up with 8th US Signal BN, 8 Infantry Division at Bad Kreuznach it was a fun time. Shortly after returning from Bad Kreuznach I was posted back to the UK and became a Recruit Instructor and left the Army February 77.

I have been back to Germany a few times on holiday and at reunions with army buddies who settled there. Most have since passed and I am not up for traveling far these days.

Currywurst is a favourite of mine too I can buy bratwurst here in the UK and make my own curry sauce. I used to be able to buy schnitzel and make my own zigeuner sauce. But I do so miss the German pubs and restaurants. We too looked on Germany as or second home. I got married in 70 and my wife joined me in Herford a few months after. Our oldest daughter was born out there. Most of the British bases are long since gone just a token force remains. Happy Days