Made it Home From Germanfest Milwaukee 2018! Thank You & PHOTOS!
Isn’t it funny how time spent having fun just FLIES by? Seems like only yesterday I was packing my bags to go to Germanfest Milwaukee... and now I’m already home (still waiting on my bags though… they seem to have taken the longer route). Tech Guy and I are crazy busy sorting through the thousands of photos, and hours of video, and I’ve filled a notebook with interview notes and ideas for future posts. Still, before I go any further, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite images and memories of the weekend… and most of all, I wanted to give a HUGE Thank You to all the people who made my weekend so special.
Germanfest Milwaukee 2018
What is it that made Germanfest special to me? That’s an easy one… the people. I can not express enough how grateful I am to all of the people who made this weekend possible for me and my family. From Tammy in the Germanfest office, who got me the Media pass I needed to properly badger everyone… to Erik who runs the whole show, yet still found time to check in with me to insure I was being taken care of. To Scott and Beth, who made us feel so welcome (and for talking music to my instrument loving daughter… and Kilts to the history loving daughter). And most especially, to Dale, for being our friend, tour guide and welcome committee all rolled into one.
I also want to thank all of the people who took the time to chat to me this weekend. The strangers who opened up about their love for German culture. And the many people in the culture tent who shared information about their craft or their organizations (I think I may have confused some people… it’s not every day a girl in a dirndl and her camera man ask you questions).
But this post is more than just a Thank You Note/ Love Fest.
Germanfest is a LOT of things… Music, food, beer, culture… did I mention food? We spent 3 days immersed in the marvelous atmosphere… and I have so much to share! Here are just a few of my favorite photos from the weekend!
The music was outstanding!
Honestly… it will be WEEKS before the “Ein Prosit” earworm fades…..
Lots of Delicious Food
(Luckily the dancing and walking worked some off…)
I wonder just how many beers were consumed this weekend??
I REALLY enjoyed the Culture Tent… so MUCH to Learn!
But Best of All…. THE PEOPLE!!!
And of course…. lots of Dackel!!
Germanfest Milwaukee 2019
Thank you again to everyone who made this Weekend so special!