In October 2008, my brother James, our good friend Matt and I traveled to France, Germany, and Austria. In Paris we visited the major attractions, museums, took a wine tasting class, rode segway's, visited Versailles, and traveled to the beaches of Normandy. In Austria, we traveled to Salzburg the home of Beethoven. In Germany, we traveled to Munich and went to high alpine peaks of the Zugspite as well as several castles in Bavaria. Of course the real attraction for the trip was the Oktoberfest celebration and there many beer gardens, market places, and festivities.