On September 30th, Valerie and I accompanied Valerie’s mom, Umeno, and her mom’s good friend Kazuko to Las Vegas for a class reunion for graduates of Honokaa High School, Hawaii. It was actually Valerie’s dad, Bob, who attended that school since Honokaa was his hometown. But Mom has attended this annual reunion for many years and enjoys reconnecting with their friends.
They invited graduates from almost any year so the group had representatives from something like 20 or 30 years of graduating classes. They had a few events including a luncheon attended by the entire group with entertainment and prize drawings.
Since this was during the Octoberfest season, Valerie and I decided to check out Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas. Earlier this year, while visiting Munich we went to the original Hofbrauhaus. The Las Vegas location gets their beer from the brewery in Munich so it was an authentic experience. It also gave us an opportunity to reminisce about our time in Germany only about 5 months prior.