Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wurstfest!!!

Every year for two weeks, New Braunfels celebrates the Wurst--bratwurst!  :-)  This is one of the events Ryan has been looking forward to since last spring when we first investigated New Braunfels.  So, the other night, we walked down to the celebration.  We walked into Wurstfest to the sound of German polka music and "hey, hey, hey!" from the crowd, past men, women, and children dressed in traditional German costume, toward the wonderful smells of German food.

Megan Being Eaten by a Saber Toothed Tiger
A Raptor Foot!
While the lights from the fair rides called to the kids, we headed to the Kinderhall to see what Dinosaur George was all about.  Sitting on the floor, we learned all about dinosaurs, as the kids got to answer questions and touch dinosaur teeth, horns, feet, and claws.  My favorite part?  At the end, George reminded the kids that, even if something is published in a book, it's still just a guess.
A Baby T-Rex





After learning about dinosaurs, we headed over to find some dinner!  Every vendor it seemed had sausage (and lots of other things) on a stick.  With bottles of water and our food on a stick in hand, we headed down to the pavilion to eat and listen to the live music.  (Ryan has better pictures...I'll try to get them on later. )

After eating about 1/2, Tristan had had enough!

 And, yes, we did let the kids choose one ride.  The boys chose to go through the fun house, which the operator let them do twice.  And Megan went on a scary spinning top ride, where she leaned against the wall and whirled until she was lifted up and very dizzy.  But she loved it!

On the way out, we stopped to grab a funnel cake, which none of us had ever tried.  With the exception of the melted plate we thought was powdered sugar, it was very yummy!  :-)

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Did they have knackworst (or is that knockwurst?) I love that with sauerkraut, but have a hard time finding it around here!

worryfreemom said...

I have no idea. I am not really a sausage girl myself--I had grilled chicken on a stick. LOL I asked Ryan & he doesn't know what it is, so doesn't know if they had it, either. :-) If I find out, I'll let you know.

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