Wordless Wednesday: Family Day At Oktoberfest #PartyLikeAGerman

Oktoberfest at the Phoenix ClubFriday and Saturday are more the party days at Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, but Sunday is dedicated to family fun. Free bouncy house, playground and free choo-choo train rides around the grounds (with a real train!). Also available are face painting, pony rides, balloon art, prize shooting, dancing, and a kids program on stage. Always available are classic eats and good ole’ German beer!

Show off your Dirndl and Lederhosen and join the fun! Continue reading

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It’s Officially Oktoberfest Where We #PartyLikeAGerman @PhoenixClubCA

Ready, Set, OktoberfestThe time has come, the wait is over! It’s finally Oktoberfest time!

Out of all the Oktoberfests in Southern California, the Phoenix Club has the most established, biggest, most family-friendly, AND most authentic one. Awesome, so let’s go there! Last weekend was opening weekend, and the Opening Ceremony was on Sunday.

Oktoberfest will keep running every weekend, Friday through Sunday, throughout October 27, so there are plenty of weekends to go and have fun. If you need a reminder how to dress properly, check it out here. And if you want to stay up-to-date on all the Oktoberfest happenings, specials, and tips, like the Phoenix Club’s Facebook page.

And here are some pictures from Sunday. Happy Oktoberfesting, everyone! Continue reading

What Happens When You Go Whale Watching in Dana Point @DanaWharf #DanaWharfWhales

In honor of my 100th blog post, I went whale watching at Dana Wharf. No, that’s not true. I went whale watching because I got invited and was very happy to go because I’ve never went on a whale watching cruise before. But this is also my 100th blog post, so I thought it would be a cool tie in. 🙂

Whale Watching at Dana Wharf Continue reading

Ready, Set, Oktoberfest! How To Dress Right! #PartyLikeAGerman @PhoenixClubCA

Ready, Set, OktoberfestWho is ready for the biggest, most authentic and family-friendly Oktoberfest in all of Southern California? With opening weekend coming up September 13 for Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, there is no time to waste to get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest in style!

My mom sent us a surprise package, with a new set of “Festkleidung” for the upcoming Oktoberfest. I thought this would be an awesome opportunity to teach you all a few tricks about Oktoberfest wear: The Dirndl and the Lederhosen. Continue reading

Long Beach Sea Festival Boasts Incredible Sand Art

Long Beach Sea FestivalWow! This week just flew by, didn’t it? Last weekend was the Annual Sandcastle Competition as part of the Long Beach Sea Festival. I had never attended before, and it was just amazing. A few dozen groups build the most amazing sand castles. A few vendors were there and the beach was abuzz.

There were 2 main categories in which castles were judged: Professional and amateur. Within the professional category, the judges awarded a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. Within the amateur category, there were several prize categories. So may I present, without further ado, the most amazing sand sculptures I’ve ever seen! Continue reading

Sunny Sundays With A Preekeend: Movies, Park, And Lucille’s

Because it’s summer and there is no such thing as a school night, weekends don’t have to happen on the weekends. So Christopher and I had ourselves a pre-weekend, a preekend! The coolest thing about having a preekend with a 7-year old, is that you get to be a kid again! Yay!

Best Tent Ever Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons How You Know You’re NOT A Camper

10 Reasons To Not Like Camping

A girl from my women’s group at church invited me to go camping. So I thought that would be fun! I hadn’t camped since 8th grade, but I love nature. I love being in the middle of it. So camping would HAVE to be fun. Let’s say that I did enjoy the smores and the company. I did enjoy girl talk at midnight around the fire pit and I loved seeing the stars and hearing the constant chirping of the crickets. I loved the smell of the pine trees and I didn’t even mind the occasional fly. And… that’s when the fun ended. Continue reading