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Day 2, Saturdayâ€¦â€¦
On Saturday the crew staying at Pieterâ€™s began stirring around 10:30 or 11:00, and a bit later we were all hustling out the door ready to start a new day, and find some COFFEE! Haha!!! That was Sylvie and meâ€™s first stopâ€¦the coffee shop! Then we joined up with the others on the terrace in front of one of the cafes. We also had some new TB arrivals on the scene: Marloes and Bart, J.C., Anna, Joost, and Biedjee. Am I forgetting anybody??? I actually remember well everyone who came for the meet-upâ€¦but things become somewhat amiss when I try to recall the chronological order in which they came. So if there are mistakes, please accept my apologies!!!
Throughout the day and early evening, the others who also showed were Ed, Alex (Robbo) ~ not to be confused with Alex-B, Lori,
After coffee and brunch, several of us joined Pieter for his personal tour service of
So, by now it is getting closer to our meet-up.
We had several tables lined up to accompany us andâ€¦to my delight, several bottles of red wine adorning the tables!!! Hmmmâ€¦I knew we were at the right place. And then came the delicious ribs!!! WOW! All you can eat, too! Well, I had two slabs, but Pieter beat us allâ€¦although he didnâ€™t break his own record, which I think was 8!!! Haha I am not sure how long we were there, certainly 2 or 3 hours, but I have nothing but great things to say about this place and, more importantly, about the company! It was like one big happy family!!! What a fantastic bunch of Travbuddies! And I wonâ€™t forget our frequent trips outside for smoke breaks with Alex, Sylvie, Ashish, Kim, and Robbo!
After Amadeus, things begin to get a little fuzzy for meâ€¦too much wine! Oh, I take that backâ€¦just the right amount of wine!! I do remember we started looking for club to visit and our first stop was at a club where Pieter worked as a bouncer.
To be continuedâ€¦.
The club was wall to wall with people...and then throw in our mix of 26 people and, well...you can imagine!! We also had tables outside where many of us congregated to cool off from the sauna like temperatures inside. I would not do justice by trying to fill in all the details, just from the mere fact that I had plenty of wine on this night and the details are a jumble, at best.
The number of couchsurfers at Pieter's grew larger tonight. Those at Pieter's tonight: Pieter, Alex-b, Alex, Warren, Dave, Ashish, Sylvie, J.C., Jeff, and me. Once agian, the party was not over once we arrived back at the castle. In fact, it didn't conclude until the sun was up and the birds were singing. Jeff had to catch a train to Paris at like 6:30, so I hope he did get some sleep on the train. I would be remiss in failing to mention our phone call back to the states talking with Tiff (Tiffanybear24). Warren called her on his phone (I promised her I would make him call)...it's a wonder she could understand all of us! haha