Illgenstock Extravaganza 2013

As I was leaving the blessing of the kegs on Friday near midnight, I mentioned that I was going for a run the next morning.

“A run?! Ha,” my brother said. “I’ll give you $20 if you go running tomorrow morning.”

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I told him, “I take checks.”

My eyes were bigger than my stomach when I blended up a smoothie after my run on Saturday.

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I added frozen bananas, strawberries, and blueberries, Greek yogurt, green tea, unsweetened vanilla almond milk and a spoonful of stevia.

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My smoothie filled 3/4 of a big mason jar, and I could only manage about 3/4 of it. After a shower, I finished burning my CDs for the music exchange and made a bath of Germanish Potatoish Salad to bring to Illgenstock.

Then Dave and I packed up our coolers and the car and headed out to the country. For the first time ever, Dave agreed to pitch a tent and camp out overnight. We set up our tent as soon as we got to the Illgens before we had time to get distracted.

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Dave insisted he was a “suburban kid” and needed my help, but he seemed to do fine helping others after we got ours up.

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We even brought our inflatable mattress, so our tent was quite cozy.

And then….Illgenstock happened.

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And just like that, it was over.

I awoke Sunday dazed, confused, bleary eyed, and happy. It had been a good night. And I was famished.

Commence breakfast.

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Bill was in his usual spot in the kitchen frying up omelets. Although I can whip up a pretty good frittata, I have never yet succeeded at the art of omelet making. Bill has, and I swear they get better every year.

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My mom also brought over two batches of homemade scones: one cherry, one blueberry, and some devonshire cream to top them with. She makes the best scones.

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Dave and I split an omelet, a cherry scone, and a big heaping spoonful of potatoes.

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We ate our breakfast in the shade as a group. Breakfast is usually such a solitary meal; it’s nice to enjoy it with friends.

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Baby A didn’t make it to Illgenstock, but she did make it to breakfast. She’s still sporting pink chucks!

After taking down our tent and saying a million and one goodbyes, we finally hit the road. It was a looong drive back home (stupid detours).

Dave and I had planned to go our friend’s pool for a swim, but after I changed into my suit, I just couldn’t summon up the strength to go. I had been Illgenstocked.

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Yup, it’s not a pretty picture.

I decided to hang out at the apartment and nap until Davy got home. Later that night, since neither Dave nor I had the ambition to cook, we ordered pizza.

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Mini Hawaiian pizza with canadian bacon, pineapple, red onions, and green peppers.

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And a veggie deluxe pizza.

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Oh, and some breaded mushrooms. We ate our dinner while watching I Love Lucy and promptly passed out at 7:30pm.

Monday came waaaay too soon.

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