The following is an excerpt from “About Last Weekend”, an entry I posted on my personal blogsite on 09 November 2007.
Last Sunday, 04November, we attended the 10am mass instead of our usual 11:45am because we wanted to squeeze in a side-trip to Europe. ;) Want to know which country? Here’s a clue…
Come on! That’s a no-brainer! :D Ok, ok, so we didn’t really go to Germany. But it sure felt like we did! We spent the afternoon in New Braunfels (Braunfels = “brown rock” in German), home to a good number of German-Texans and which is only an hour’s drive away from where we live. It was all for a good cause, the Wurstfest. ;)
Wurstfest literally means sausage festival. In New Braunfels, it’s a 10-day celebration of German heritage. There’s lots of things German: music, souvenirs, and food, food, food! We went there for the sausages and we did have our fill…
bratwurst with a side of sauerkraut, potato salad (sour!) and bread
smoked bratwurst with the same trimmings
Since we didn’t finish our sides, we didn’t get really full yet…so hubby, Abby and I shared a sausage on a stick. ;) We had a sausage festival alright! :P
The long line for potato pancakes got us overly curious. It never got short! We endured a 15-30 minute wait.
Here it is…potato pancakes with applesauce. One can have it with sausage. It didn’t appeal to me. It was like hashbrowns only I would prefer the hashbrowns. I guess curiosity got the best of us. :)
We left New Braunfels to head home at 4pm. On the way back, I needed to take a restroom break so I asked hubby to make a detour and drive out exit 200. Waddaya know, it’s the exit to two huge outlet centers: Prime Outlets San Marcos and Tanger Outlets! A restroom break never got me so excited! I chose to do my thing at Prime Outlets. ;) Seriously, we really did plan to stop by the outlets, to “take a look”. It was a good kind of torture if you ask me…windowshopping at one of the biggest outlet centers! We only stayed there for 2 hours. I did end up buying a few stuff though: cheap Ralph Lauren shades and a couple of bottles of body wash and body mist (Bath and Body Works). ;)
Here’s the thing that’s getting me excited, from 12mn to 8am on the Friday after Thanksgiving, there’s supposed to be a huge sale all over the US. I’m sort of targetting to be at San Marcos in that 8-hour window. I’m thinking we spend the night in San Marcos after Thanksgiving dinner or hubby and Abby can just, well, sleep in the car. ;) Hahaha! We’ll see. There’s an outlet 15 minutes away form where we live, which will have the same super sale hours but the stores in San Marcos just makes my heart beat faster. :lol:
I think we’ll just kick back and relax this weekend…unless something interesting presents intself. Have a great weekend y’all! :lol: