Third Annual Oktobertfest

Our third annual trip to Oktoberfest went swimmingly.  We met Joe and Renee in Helen on Friday around dinner time, and after a few beers at Konig Ludwig Bier Garten, we headed to the Hiedelberg to eat.  This place has the best Schnitzel and Spaetzel, but if you don’t get there early you’ll end up waiting for 2 hours to get a table.  We were already drained after a fairly short afternoon and went to bed at 9 PM.  Somehow we rallied the next morning for breakfast at 8 and also a day full of drinking.

On Saturday we ate breakfast at Hofer’s Cafe – this is the BEST place for breakfast in Helen.  We walked in without having to wait, but by 9:00 the line was out the door.  There are only like 10 tables in the whole restaurant.  Be warned: they don’t make substitutions or alterations to their dishes, so don’t even ask.

After breakfast we wandered for a bit, picked up some fudge, had hot chocolate, and waited for the bier garten to open up for the day.  Mike wore his Bill Murray shirt and got lots of high fives.  At 11:30 we found a table in the sun and spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon relaxing.  We had beer, pretzels with beer cheese, FUDGE, more beer cheese, and even made friends with a stray kitten.  We ate lunch at a Mexican restaurant (out of theme, but delish), and then wandered over to Paul’s on the River to sit outside and watch some football.

After dinner on Saturday, Renee and I were tired, so we went back to our hotel rooms while Mike and Joe hit the streets.  Mike came home fairly…happy, so I imagine they had a fine time without us.  Sunday morning we spent some time at an antique store where we made more kitty friends before heading home.  The drive home always seems so long.

Until next year, Helen.

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