Dream trip day 13   Oktoberfest grounds, rain, Paulaner beirgarten

Wake up to sun. It’s due to rain in a few hours so I walk.

Find bakery with coffee and get a couple cheese, bread things, not pizza nor sandwich but similar to both.

Find Oktoberfest grounds and eat.

Walk the area and find a statute of a lady holding a star overlooking the Oktoberfest grounds.

There are skateboarders and biker turning tricks.

Stay for awhile and watch biker who is also being pro photographed.

Walk to the other side of festival area, a reggae fest is going on.

The clouds darken each moment so I head back to hostel.

Arrive just in time for downpour, figure I’ll lay down a bit til it passes.

After a couple hours of hard rain it lets up so I head to Paulaner beirgarten down the road a couple blocks.

Find a small table and wait. Wait wait wait.

Wave to a guy I’ve seen pass several times and he smiles.

Finishes delivering beers and stops by, I ask for liter of haus beir, Weiss.

He delivers it in a huge stein with an English menu.

I note they have 3 beers on tap, one is named Vladimir, a style I’ve not seen previous so decide to get that next.

Takes me awhile to drink a liter, others near drink much faster.

Order half from now on, vlad beer is good and strong.

Plates of sausage and pretzels pass every moment as does a large globe that I think holds soup.

Scan menu and decide to eat now and snack for dinner. I order meatloaf with potato salad and zwickle beir.

Meatloaf is not beef, maybe pork as its pink colored, and topped with fried egg.

Note it’s raining again and take my time savoring each bite.

Stagger back to the hostel, rain intensifies.

Figured I may as well sleep it off and try to go out at night.

Wake up a couple hours later, still raining.

Shower and decide to enjoy happy hour.

Find a seat next to outlet and get a Weissbeer.

Watch a loud group play presidents and asshole drinking game, it makes no sense.

Watch a couple girls flirt with bartender, they are mid 20s maybe and hang on his every word while they make plans to meet later after he gets off.

Watch people shoot pool as it continues to rain, tonight is a bust, least there’s beer here. Lowenbrau.

Tired of rain, I scan bus routes and book Zurich on Monday along with cheapest hostel, which is 55€! Gonna be expensive.

Girls return with bottle of vodka and he makes drinks and they take a shot.

Another beer, new bartender who is super excited, think coke is involved.

He lines up Jack and Coke shots, “you want one right, of course, all get one!” 

One more Stein of Weiss.

Bedtime, early too, not midnight, guess I’m still short of sleep from Friday’s trip or the rain is effecting me.
Song: CCR Who’ll stop the rain?

Beer: Paulaner Zwickl 

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