i was born in the u.s. and my ancestors are from ireland and hungary (my pinkie toes is native american). illya is from urkaine, with his ancestors being greek and polish.
mt angel is this amazing german town in oregon. and, for 3 days, it shows just how german it truly is!
of course, we go very hungry so we can enjoy the culinary greats such as bratwurst, corn on the cob...
...and, of course, german chocolate cake with melted butter sauce drizzled on top. yes, these are a few of my favorite things.
i love the feel of mt angel. i love how everyone gets into the oktoberfest spirit.
but, aside from the food, one of my favorite parts of mt angel is their german catholic church.
built in 1881, it is, simply stated, breathtaking.
so, oktoberfest, we will miss you terribly. here's a kiss goodbye until we see each other again (11 1/2 months and counting).