On Monday, Keara my friend Crystal and I went to Ft. Bragg's Oktoberfest. It was okay. Very small and hard to appreciate after having been to many Stuttgart Fests. We did have fun though. Keara got to play her first fair game and won a blue whale. She also had her first ride, the Carousel. That was the only ride she could go on. Everything else she was too small or they didn't let parents ride with kids. I did get my first schnitzel since leaving Germany and it wasn't bad. My grandmother got me a monkey backpack leash for Keara and I used it. I have a feeling Keara will be a roller coaster rider. She kept running to the more wild rides and even tried going up the steps to one. It seems kind of mean to put a kid on a leash, but she doesn't mind and I don't have to worry about her running off from me so I can let her walk around. She really enjoyed getting out of the stroller and being in charge of where we were going. Next weekend we are off to a pumpkin patch and hayride.