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Utrecht meet up - April 12/13

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71. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 8y

Opps, must check the forums out more often.
I'd have loved to make it, but alas i'm heading back to the lone star state this weekend.
Have a good time people

72. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 8y

The sun just broke through the clouds here, and the sky is mostly blue. The "buienradar" shows almost completely clear.
I'm thinking we're good to go. :)

73. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

Hope you all are having a good time. I was 50/50 on actually showing up this weekend, but some last minute wrangling surrounding my job and a few other things kept me firmly on Canadian soil this weekend.


74. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 8y

Ah, that's a shame - would've been great meeting you.

So, short report of today: gloriously sunny and blue-skied day. Spring might finally be happening. We rented bikes and drove through where the flower fields are supposed to be, but it was too early in the year (after the long winter) so they were a bit on the sparse side. Still, did stop for a small field with pretty red tulips and half a bus load of Japanese tourists. Eventually managed to find where to park our bikes at the Keukenhof, and then walked around there for the rest of the afternoon. We prevented the kamikaze ducks from completing their evil plan for world domination, made fun of hideousl(ly) expensive art and saw the location of the world's largest tulip (tulip not included).

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 12, 2008, at 1:37 PM by Sander ]

75. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 8y

So, back from the second day of the meet. We did a lot of sitting around and walking about today. Brunch was had, and decisions were made, although most of these decisions required lengthy discussion beforehand on whose turn it was to decide, and one even required the toss of a coin. We spent about 40 seconds looking at the (outside of) the Rietveld-Schröder house, before we had to rush back to go and climb the Dom (where we arrived at the exact moment the bells started tolling).
No boiling oil was poured down on anyone (because this was a trial run), and the Irish pub provided a welcome setting for filling every imaginable bit of whitespace we could find. Then they turned up the sound of the telly, which scared us away, so after failing to find a good spot in the sun (on account of tall buildings and clouds building up) we went on two pilgrimages through the world's least attractive shopping center (and that's saying something) - which we did four time in total today - to eventually end up at a dinner type place where we spent our final hour.

Ze End.

All you people who didn't make it: you suck! But you can make up for it by being there next time. *nods* :)

76. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

hee, that means I don't suck

77. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

me neither !!! lol............

78. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Apparently l suck........ BUT l shall be at the Chicago met up - so there - ha then we shall see who sucks!!


Glad you guys had fun!! I was invited by Rich but l wasnt able to make it... Next time!

79. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Suck or to be sucked, that's the question

80. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

Quoting Purdy


Glad you guys had fun!! I was invited by Rich but l wasnt able to make it... Next time!

sorry but unless you want pics of flowers or of utrecht from the dom there is none !!! everyone was very camera shy