Saturday, August 2, 2014

2014 German-American Volksfest in Grafenwohr!

Thomas decided to take one day of leave, so we could go on opening day! It was much less crowded during opening day, when most people were still working. Smart move!! PLUS we got the official mug, which I've heard sold out by 3pm on the first day! There was so much to do and see, and we wound up missing a couple of booths...including the one selling bloomin' onions!!! Oh well, we still did a lot! For once I was into the moment more than taking photos, so you'll see much fewer here than usual. But trust me, we had a BLAST! :D
Bella crawling up the HUGE slide!

You can see how tall it is!! 

Doesn't she look awesome in her traditional Bavarian dress??

Bella won a pink pig!
(Daddy helped a little!!!)

Posing with the AFN Eagle!

Here Bella is "dance walking", lol!! She can't help herself!

Thomas is an AMAZING shot!!!

Doin' the bumper car thing!

I filmed until Bella got hurt. Thomas forgot to put his arm around her, protecting her head.

They went a second time, and all was well!

I never laughed sooo hard in my life! Bella was a hot mess with this fun house! She kept falling and was a total goofball!!!

Thomas & Bella kept going back and forth - totally lost!

Bella soooo cheated and walked around! 

We played this ping pong game and won NINE mugs!! These are the pretty ones (the rest were clear glass), and what's cool is the Thomas, Bella and I each won of the prettier ones! I won the one on the left, Thomas the middle and Bella the one on the right. We also got traditional German gingerbread cookies, popcorn and cotton candy. Lunch was Nurnberg brats and gelato for dessert. We walked and walked all around and had a wonderful time. LOVE German fests!!!


Rita said...

OMGosh! What fun! Love all the little videos. :)

Gail said...

Sounds like a wonderful fun filled day!

ChicagoLady said...

Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time!

joe tacoma said...

That slide looked sketchy.

Bella is growing up.

Thomas looked like he knew what he was doing with that rifle. I'll bet he has great vision.

Intense Guy said...

I likes the mugs!!!

I'd like some German lemonade in mine!

AliceKay said...

Looks like you all had lots of fun. I'm glad Bella wasn't hurt badly on those bumper cars. I love riding them, and so does Ryan, but other people tend to hit you too hard sometimes and that takes the fun out of it.

Love the mugs! Congrats on winning them!