10.19.2010

Oktoberfest

Florence's neighboring community of St. Florian was founded by Roman Catholic German immigrants, and every October the town gathers to celebrate a traditional German weekend of fun, Oktoberfest! This was the first year we have made the 5 minute drive to the quaint town to enjoy their fall festival. There were vendors selling delicious German fare...bratwurst, schnitzels,Gute and fritters, there was a makeshift Biergarten...an open air area where traditonal German beverages were served, and the town was even decorated with German flags hanging from street lights. It was a beautiful, breezy fall day and we loved feeling very European....at home in Alabama.


{entering Oktoberfest}


{free wagon rides}


{fall fun in the sun}


{Hudson hanging out with some spooky characters}


{Cuckoo Cuckoo! It's time for fun!}


{Guten-Tag! from St. Florian!}


{Sitting in the Biergarten}


{Will celebrated Oktoberfest with a festive Samuel Adams}


{Knock Knock!}


{Hudson and I spent some time at the playground while Will waited in line for my lemonade}


{pretty eyes}


{my sweet little October boy}


{Historic St. Michael's Church}


{Built in 1916}


{Beautiful Stained Glass from Munich, Bavaria}


{saying a little prayer of thanks for all of our many blessings}

1 comment:

Jeannie said...

I love St. Florian. I have always loved that church but have never been inside. Beautiful!
Looks like our little guy had fun. Those pics are so sweet of you all. I want to squeeze Hudson.