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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby JDW » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:37 pm

DuQues
Don't swim in the Rhine.
I lived in Dusseldorf for a couple of years and regularly ran from the airport around the two bridges and back again.
Often witnessed all sorts of 'debris' heading down stream including cars, doors, chest freezers and assorted furniture and other items not suitable to mention on this forum.
There was also the small matter of the huge amount of boats.
One of my colleagues did swim across but he was mad!!
Enjoy Dusseldorf particularly the Altstadt
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby chirinda » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:53 pm

Have a wonderful time.

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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Caracal » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:20 pm

Enjoy..and would love to see some :cam: :)

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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby vinkie » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:44 am

Unfortunately we missed the whole Euro Meet in Düsseldorf yesterday. :wall: :wall:

Due to a traffic jam near Monchengladbach we came 15minutes later(at 10.45) and the group had already left the meeting point. :cry: :(

Too bad we didn’t have a phone number or else we could have asked what the location of the group was so we could join them after all… :?

Maybe we will be lucky and can participate in a next Euro Meet? :pray:

We hope you all had a good time and lots of fun… 8)
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:10 pm

Oh dear Vinkie........that is such a shame!! :cry:
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Zypresse » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:59 pm

vinkie wrote:Unfortunately we missed the whole Euro Meet in Düsseldorf yesterday. :wall: :wall:

Due to a traffic jam near Monchengladbach we came 15minutes later(at 10.45) and the group had already left the meeting point. :cry: :(

Too bad we didn’t have a phone number or else we could have asked what the location of the group was so we could join them after all… :?

Maybe we will be lucky and can participate in a next Euro Meet? :pray:

We hope you all had a good time and lots of fun… 8)


oh, such a shame :( , you can only have missed us for some minutes because we waited just for another tram to arrive and then decided to start toward the media harbour (just along the Rhine to the south from where we were supposed to meet...), had lots of photo stops :cam: and then a Coffee / Water / Beer :thumbs_up: at the famous Gehry Houses...
So next time we will exchange phone no before the event - just in case!
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:26 pm

:( vinkie... we waited for you... :cry: :think:
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby DuQues » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:38 pm

We had a ball! Image

Currently waiting for approval of the photos we deemed good/informative enough to show you. There are people in it, and they should have the chance to take out photos...
But soon going to share the album, which is near 80 photos. Most are of architecture though, showing where we went.
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:45 pm

architecture... architecture...you speak about us :hmz: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby katydownunder » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:46 pm

Ach shame vinkie.....
We waited and one even went back to the tram stop to see if you were there :|
Even more shame, as we were not too far away in a bistro in the habour having a coffee :wall:
Next time we have to exchange the mobile number beforehand.

Yes it was yet another wonderful Meet and it was HOT....
We nearly melted, as we had chosen the hottest weekend of this years Summer for the Meet,lol.

We went to the Media Harbour, afterwards we had lunch in a brewery. Drove to a very picturesque part of the town, Keiserswerth, enjoyed the shade of a Beergarden before returning to the city centre for an evening with dinner in a Schumachers Brewery.
There was a lot of talking, laughter and taking photos....

Here are some photos I took on the Saturday (sorry, no pics of the people right now, as everybody still needs to decide if and which photos may be published...).
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby vinkie » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:06 pm

katydownunder wrote:Here are some photos I took on the Saturday (sorry, no pics of the people right now, as everybody still needs to decide if and which photos may be published...).


Nice photos :thumbs_up: we have missed a lot :cry:
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:52 pm

What a shame, Vinkie. :( And we were so closeby still! Probably still on the promenade next to the river! You will definitely be included in another meet. :D

We had SO much fun. It was disgustingly hot! We have a photo in the shade of the beer garden, indicating the temp at 38 degrees.... :shock:

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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:03 pm

Glad you all enjoyed the meet, but what a shame you missed out Vinkie!
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby hilda » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:15 am

So sorry you have missed out Vinkie! :(

Beautiful pictures so far Katydownunder! Looking forward to more please! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:16 pm

vinkie wrote:Unfortunately we missed the whole Euro Meet in Düsseldorf yesterday. :wall: :wall:

Due to a traffic jam near Monchengladbach we came 15minutes later(at 10.45) and the group had already left the meeting point. :cry: :(

Too bad we didn’t have a phone number or else we could have asked what the location of the group was so we could join them after all… :?

Maybe we will be lucky and can participate in a next Euro Meet? :pray:

We hope you all had a good time and lots of fun… 8)


Vinkie, this was an awful case of mistaken identity. :(

I invited another guy with the same name who also happens to share a lot of our FB accounts not realizing it wasn't you! You accepted here, he never gave a final yes, he'll be there on FB. And I got the 2 totally messed up. I was looking for HIM and passed on HIS description to Richard who went looking for you and everybody else!

My sincere apologies. This is one of the worst cases of pure coincidence I've ever experienced.


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