|If only this was our Oktoberfest, but this is in Deutschland|
This weekend was Oktoberfest.At around 5, we fill our parking lot with some tables and chairs, start grilling sausage and frying schnitzel! Later people start to bring German dishes to share and some church members started playing music to listen to...German music? Nope. We started with some steel drums, then some beautiful harmonized old time church songs, and we ended with some guitar from Oliver Rajamani, amazing musician from the Austin area. My favorite part was the dueling home-brews, my supervisor's predecessor made an Oktoberfest and him and I had made the White House Honey Ale. We didn't ask for votes, but both brews were enjoyed and paired nicely with our eclectic German meal.
The day was long, and as I woke up on Monday, I was so exhausted still, but it was a first for me seeing this congregation out of the Sunday morning box. I was able to laugh with them and celebrate in a new way. I heard stories that only come out when the sun is setting and the home-brew is gone, and more than that there were some lederhosens! This party did not disappoint. These are the memories that make me already scared to leave in August...
Falling in love with my internship site,
but I don't think they are looking for anything serious or long-term.