Wurstfest (Sausage Festival)

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…

welcome to wurstfest (sausage festival)!

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 braunfelsnew braunfelsNew 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

line for potato pancakes

The long line for potato pancakes got us overly curious.  It never got short!  We endured a 15-30 minute wait.

potato pancakes

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:


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