I went to Imperial Plaza’s Oktoberfest and had a great time. It bought back many fond memories of days of yore. Not only was the music great but there were dancers (women in the traditional dresses and the men in leather hosen) and a wonderful female singer singing in German. I remembered and understood most of the songs and was lulled into dreams of my ten years in Germany.
There was not only the music and dancing but plenty of beer, wine and food. I believe I had more than my share but I didn’t run them dry. The food was good but, although they tried hard, it was not cooked the way Germans cooked their food nor did it taste German. Good try but no cigar. I can cook somewhat like a German but not like a true German. What I wouldn’t give for a real Wiener Schnitzel (those of you that were station in Germany with me know what I mean).
Yesterday Imperial Plaza spent most of the day touring the Richmond Federal Reserve and, again, it was great. I’m not only talking about the money but they view from the twenty third floor dining room was fantastic. As someone commented…..it’s like when you look down at a model train set with the tiny village, that’s what we see……we could see and pick out most of the points of interest in Richmond. Those that did not take the trip missed another great endeavor that Imperial Plaza’s Activities Department presented.
In two weeks Imperial Plaza will be going on it’s every other month trip to a casino and, this time, we will be going to Maryland Live, not too far north of Washington D.C. I understand that there is another casino, farther north that just opened and, as new casinos do, there are plenty of winners (just to pull players there through word of mouth). I’m game and want to try it. Since I’m going to Maryland Live this month and Imperial Plaza’s next casino trip will be either December or January, I think I’ll go next month and see if I can get a share of the loot. Imperial Plaza’s next trip should be West Virginia to Charlstown Casino but the horses aren’t running then.
We have a new Executive Director here and, thank-you very much, she is a Dallas Cowboy just like me. We talked about it and I think we’ll get along just fine. Win or lose, I am a cowboy fan with the Dolphins as my second team. Unlike many others, I am not a fanatic because, like I always say, I don’t get paid by them; I just enjoy watching them and hope.
Say hello via e-mail or comment on this blog. I want to know you are there. And, as I used to say at the end of my radio programs…Be kind to your neighbor for you’ll never know when you’ll need them. Bye-bye