Thursday, April 14, 2011

German Food, A Piano Bar and a Puppy

No...its not the intro to a really bad, yet hilarious joke- it just happened to be everything that encompassed the weekend Sara came to visit. As you already know, we hung out a lot with Sara and Mike when we lived in Omaha. So when Sara came to visit, it was just like old times- and we picked up right where we left off.

Thankfully, Sara was willing to go with the flow and enjoy anything we threw at her. Do you want to go to an Authentic German restaurant? Sure! How about a piano bar downtown? Sure! And maybe if its OK- you can come with us as we meet our new puppy? Sure! - Sara was awesome at going with the flow and sharing in the excitement of everything we did that weekend!

First off- the German Restaurant. Its real name: Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit, was too hard to pronounce, so we just called it "The German Restaurant" for the rest of the weekend. We knew a little of what to expect of the atmosphere when we saw Adam Richman take on a challenge there for the Travel Channel's Man v. Food. But- it was even better in person! Full on lederhosen, accordion players and lots of "Ziggy Zoggy, Ziggy Zoggy, OYE, OYE, OYE!"

After the German Restaurant, we headed out to The Shout House, a piano bar in downtown Minneapolis. We had a great time- once we found a seat! Word to the wise- get there early to get a decent seat- the place was packed!

The next morning, Sara came with us to meet miss Lola, and was kind enough to hold her all the way home. The rest of the weekend consisted of playing with the puppy- grilling our own juicy lucy burgers, which we talk about here, and doing a lot of hanging out. It was so relaxing and wonderful to see Sara again. Our next trip will be to Sioux Falls to see the rest of the Austad fam for Easter.

The hard to pronounce German Restaurant

Beers in steins? yes please!

Fun at the piano bar

The next day- a quick stop at PetSmart after adopting Lola.

Aunt Sara gaver her, her favorite toy- Mr. Giraffe

I forgot to mention- there was a first timer at Ikea too!
Sara and Ryan on the swivel chairs.

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