Deb invited me to an Oktoberfest party, The Beer Garden, at the Fullerton hotel a while back. It being a festival where alcohol was a prerequisite, it was pretty hard to say no. That, and it had been a while since we caught up. Yea let’s go with that. It was my first time going to any kind of Oktoberfest, though it does conjure up images of drinking on a grassy bank alongside a chilly river with lots of song and dance. So it was slightly worrying when it drizzled the afternoon of; I didn’t want to get mud on my canvas sneakers! The Beer Garden ended up being held within the Fullerton Hotel compound with tents to shield against the rain that still lingered, so my shoes were safe from the elements.