Oktoberfest– I probably wont be going back next year, but I definitely had a lot of fun. My mom and Marlowe very kindly dropped Eric and I off (safety first!) not to far from the entrance. As soon as we entered I saw Laura and Adam leaving– I had tried to make it there earlier to meet up with her, but having a baby seems to make things take a lot more time!
The crowd was very interesting. There is a lot of cowboy type people in this area, I’m sure most of which do not have a farm, but just enjoy the boots and hats– and they all seemed to be at the German Club. There was also a lot of older Germans and fun outfits, line dancers, belly dancers, fire dancers, and a ska sounding German band. Eric, Steve, and I drank pitchers of beer and ate pretzels. We took lots of pictures of strangers and drunken pictures of ourselves. It was a good time.
I realized how much these past 3 weeks had changed me. Walking around Oktoberfest I found myself looking at little kids and babies when I really didn’t care much for most kids or babies before. I also found myself checking out strollers and just observing parenting in general. I texted my mom constantly for Marlowe updates making sure she was eating alright with a bottle. I plan on going out next weekend to see some bands– Eric and I had this date planned for months now and I cant wait. I’m going to be a dancing fool. Other than that I really don’t plan on going out very much at all now that Marlowe is here. I turned into a pretty big homebody last year, and I usually enjoy it, especially with good company.