Thursday, March 26, 2009

St. Patrick's Day in northern Germany

Well, it's pretty much non-existent. None of our friends or Aaron's colleagues were even aware of this all-important Irish holiday. But what's March 17 without a little something green? We decided to head into Flensburg and make our own party. We dragged Jan along because he's always up for a good time and a glass of beer.

We walked into McMelson's English Pub and immediately spotted a guy in a tall green top hat. We knew we were in the right place. The bartender served up Guiness stout, complete with a clover in the foam. Perfect! It was a relaxed yet festive atmosphere. But we really had to move on down the road to Shamrock Irish Pub, which was advertising their St. Paddy's Day festivities. Unfortunately, it was a total dive- a college bar with absolutely nothing nice or comfortable inside it. And we were the only ones there at 8:30 PM! But in true college bar style, things got cranked up just as we were leaving at 10:30. I did snag a shamrock temporary tattoo- never know when you might need one!

So, no corned beef and cabbage and only a few people sharing the celebration but we still had a good time. It's the little things, you know! And sometimes in life, the most fun is the kind you make for yourself!

No comments: