Month in 5 Photos | September 2018
Is it just me or did September last maybe 2 minutes? It flew by! My month was filled with a very fun Europe trip that involved eating all the foods and drinking all the beer, but I also went to a couple of fun shows in the Twin Cities.
1. We closed out summer with one last outdoor, country concert. My dad had some extra tickets to see Toby Keith at the Wayzata Beach Bash and Marcus and I were more than happy to accompany him. I remember listening to Toby Keith when I first started getting into Country music and it was very fun to hear him perform some of his old hits!
2. You can probably tell that I rarely turn down a concert, but I also love attending comedy shows. From small names at little local clubs to going to bigger national headliners, I love watching stand up. My girlfriends and I found out that Iliza Shlesinger was in town (that night no less) so we very last minute bought tickets. Iliza has a few specials on Netflix (I highly recommend if you’re into stand-up) but I was pleasantly surprised that her show had a lot of new material! It wasn’t just a repeat of her Netflix special. A great girl’s night.
3. And then our Europe trip. First stop on the trip was Amsterdam. We were there for only a day and a half so we tried to cram everything in – Anne Frank House, Heineken Experience, the canals, and so on. I highly recommend the Anne Frank House – very moving and great to learn more about the story. We also loved the Heineken experience. We learned about how the beer got its start and the museum also had lots of fun little interactive exhibits (and lots of photo ops!). Oh, and did I mention the ticket included 2 beers? Talk about a great value 🙂
4. Next on our trip was Munich – mainly to cross Oktoberfest off our bucket list. We spent our first day in town exploring downtown Munich and hunting for our Oktoberfest outfits! Marcus found a lederhosen and I found a dirndl and we were ready to go. The next two days were spent at Oktoberfest – riding rollercoasters, tent hopping, making new friends from all over the world, and consuming all the beer, pretzels, and wursts.
5. Our 3rd and final city was Berlin. I know Marcus agrees that Berlin was our favorite city! So much history – from WWII memorials and exhibits to the same for the Cold War and Berlin Wall. We spent our days doing lots of walking (I mean lots! hello 25,000 steps) and seeing all the sights. At night, we bar hopped and danced our way through the city (and got way too excited when a DJ played an American song we knew). On the food front, I also had the best burger of my life. This is no exaggeration. We waited over an hour to get a burger from Burgermeister, a small burger stand made from a converted toilet house underneath the train tracks. I’m not kidding about it being the best burger of my life. I would wait in line all over again for a second.