Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pretzels und Steins

Hello! I left you hanging at the entrance to Yellowstone, and I do apologize for that. Real life has been interrupting my blogging. Pesky real life.

We're not going to talk about Yellowstone just yet. Instead, I will show you this:
Isn't that a hoot? My husband had a business trip to Munich, which coincided with Oktoberfest. I begged him to bring me back an honest-to-goodness Oktoberfest souvenir. He is not a good shopper, so I felt compelled to nag him about it. He was not very reassuring. He said he didn't think he'd want to be burdened with packages. I said "I'm not asking for a cuckoo clock! Bring me a necklace or a scarf! Something that fits in your pocket!" (My mom had told me they sell edelweiss necklaces at Oktoberfest, as well as scarves with edelweiss embroidered on them. ) I was seriously thinking he'd bring me home nothing but excuses, but he came through! He actually came through! I got the above neck-kerchief printed with all kinds of Bavarian motifs, and strung with a giant pretzel. He said "everyone" was walking around wearing these. I asked him "everyone, as in the locals, or everyone, as in the drunk tourists?" He didn't have an answer for that. I am trying to figure out how to style this, and wondering if I'll ever be brave enough to wear it out of the house. I think it's awesome, but do I want to be stared at?

He brought my mom a beer stein. I adore the design! It looks like paper doll clothes! Fun! He brought this back for our daughter:

My son got a t-shirt and a keychain, and we each got one heart-shaped chocolate from his favorite part of the trip, a visit to an island in the Chiemsee.



It's nice to have him home again.

2 comments:

Glenda said...

Cute!!! Yay for your hubby scoring souvenirs. Did he take advantage of Oktoberfest and try a nice variety of beer? My hubby would be in hog heaven if he was in Germany during Oktoberfest!

besomom said...

You know, I didn't ask him how the beer was! He didn't get to spend that much time there, because he did have to work. I think he was there for 2-3 hours one evening, but all the official tents were full (and had been since 11:00 a.m.!), so he bought his food and drink from the street vendors. He did say the whole scene was pretty overwhelming, and the so-called tents are actually large temporary structures the size of airplane hangars, some of them sporting balconies and second-floor seating.