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I'm Rachael, a free-spirited adventurer, twenty-something daydreamer, avid book buyer, and lover of animals, day hikes, and period films.

Gemuetlichkeit Days

Gemuetlichkeit Days

Yesterday my family and I went to German Fest – I can't pronounce the official title, Gemuetlichkeit Days – and had a good time listening to this amazing polka band, ate a bit of food, and, of course, drank beer.

A fun event, German Fest brought together the community of Jefferson and surrounding towns to celebrate German heritage. There was Hammerschlagen, a drinking game where you take turns flipping a hammer before you (attempt to) drive a nail into a tree trunk. The more you drink, the more fun the game gets.

The festival wouldn't stop until midnight, but we only spent a few hours there before heading off to the Essan Haus in Madison.

A (Sunflower) Field of Dreams

A (Sunflower) Field of Dreams

One Happy Pupper

One Happy Pupper