We visited The German our first 3(?) years of living here. It’s a lot like historic Virginia City near my hometown, but not an authentic, restored tourist attraction–it’s just a themed tourist attraction. Oh and it’s not old west like V.C. it’s Bavarian. We love it–the whole place is like a 24/7 festival with costumes and art and vendors and cute little shops and festive food. Everything I like. But we didn’t go last year because we picked up Goose on Memorial Day weekend (one of the few times I had a string of 3 days in a row off to actually leave town). And we didn’t get to go over Christmas, because I was no longer eligible for time off of work, and because Cool had no money. And it didn’t work out this Memorial weekend (happy anniversary Goose!) just because I don’t wanna spend ANY money while I’m unemployed. Which I want to mention it’s never fair how when you have money there’s no time, and when you have time, you can’t spend money.
And I think even though the Germans are beer-centric, it has enough other stuff that not drinking wouldn’t be a huge deal. I’d still like to go one day–in the winter actually. As they have a tree-lighting ceremony, snow shoeing, and *BIG DEAL* you can lead the sled dogs. I have been wanting to do that for ages. Maybe Colorado Utah has something similar when we’re there next year?!
I hope so, because leading the sled dogs is on my bucket list, and I would be really disappointed if we lived this close and never got to do it, and it wasn’t available anywhere else. OK, I’m going to look it up–I need to know
For now, I’m looking forward to TWO days at Labor Dave Weekend at the Gorge on Labor Day weekend, and that will have to suffice as far as travel goes. And that will be spectacular because this year Brandi Carlile joins DMB–just what we requested. If you noticed my writing sucks a little (more) today, and I’m starting a lot of sentences with “and” it’s because I’ve just spent a substantial chunk of time interviewing for a job, driving, then working on my personal statement. I’m hungry and my brain is FRIED.