Things got off to a slow start as our original train suddenly was delayed by 55 minutes. We caught the next train and so didn't reach Uerige until about 11am. I am sure they were wondering where we were.
|Today is the day|
|Our first Sticke|
My brother used his phone to make a panorama of the room...
After a few beers we split up to run errands, have lunch, etc. That is a sign that others felt similarly to me -- if it was outstanding we would have stayed for lunch. I ended up going around the corner to Die Bratwurst for a Krakauer and some fries
|Krakauer and Fries|
We had agreed to meet back at Schumacher at 2pm and by then it was a deluge. We retired inside for beer. The regular Schumacher is always malty and this was no exception.
|A flight of Hot Chocolates|
By now it was time to gather back at Uerige and the rain had let up enough that we had a couple outside.
I did get a nice picture of the moon over the Cologne Cathedral...
The combination of the rain and staying in Cologne put a bit of a damper on this years event. It is much more fun when you stay in town.
Tomorrow, walking around Cologne drinking Kölsch.