Celebrating 3 birthdays, and enjoying diner-buffet and drinks.

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The 3 lucky ones, celebrating there birthdays.

Now I was counting how many meetups I have had. I am just a member since February 9th this year (2008). Lets see..

1)      Mini meet-up Amsterdam, Wendy

2)      Mini J meet-up in Dusseldorf, Lauro

3)      Meet-up in Heidelberg, Ana

4)      Tilburg, The Efteling (la lala, la lala,  la-lalaaaa), Devika

5)      Active in Friesland, Wendy and Rowena

6)      Leiden with Anna-Isabel

7)      Lima Peru, Yadi

8)      San Diego, Tiffany (still need to upload pictures)

Wow, this was my 9th already and.

The big church in Apeldoorn
. . . I still love it. Every time it is somehow different, but always fun and good times.

 

I should be at my hotel at 4 pm, but I was 10 minutes late. I needed some gasoline and left a little bit late. But at the hotel Anna-Isabel was waving to me behind the curtains of  the reception. She just arrived too. The manager of the moment was explaining all about the hotel-makeover. He was talking about the RTL-4 program: “Herrie in het hotel” with a famous cook: Herman den Blijker. You can view it again on there home page: http://www.hotelastra.nl/

We left late there also and we started walking to the train station to meet the other Trav-Buddies. We were talking and talking and didn’t notice that we passed the others (who didn’t wait at the station for us J). Luckily Patricia saw us walking and talking and we joined the others. We went to the “graaf van Vlaanderen” and more TB people were sitting there already. Brett and his two friends (Melissa and …) Lieke, Jacqueline, Philip and his brother Mark. There we started with drinks from the 3 birthday people. Thanks for that! We had two hours there and I could talk a lot to Maike, Jacqueline, Brett, Lieke and later also Philip. It was his first meet-up. His brother joined TB just a day before this Meet-up. At 7 we had a appointment in a restaurant Mediterrance, (http://www.mediterrance.nl/) for a 3 hour Diner-buffet with free drinks! First we gave the 3 some slings to recognize themJ.

The whole group, including Edwin on the far left :)
A few friends and I had prepared some gifts for the 3 lucky ones. So after the main course we surprised them with ice-cream and fireworks, a book about walking in the Netherlands and some chocolate-initials because of  “Sinterklaas” J This fellow just arrived in the Netherlands to celebrate his birthday on dec 6th. I think they had a great surprise J

What else did we have to do: of course a group picture. I brought with me the word T R A V B U D D Y in chocolate and the manager took a picture of us all. On my picture everyone is there, only on the left there is just a little bit of  Edwin, sorry Edwin…. Not my fault!

At 10 we had to leave and some people left home. We were 10 people now and jumped into a disco/bar to finish the evening. They had good music and a nice ambience. The later is was the more people left. The last once left just after midnight (joking) and the 3, who had booked a hotel, went to there beds. We needed that sleep because the 3 of us (Anna-Isabel, Lieke and me) are going to have another meet-up on a bike!

jos-nijenhuis says:
You're welcome Eric, its a great site, and the people I have met by TravBuddy are all wonderful people!
Posted on: Nov 25, 2008
Eric says:
That's great, glad to hear your experiences have been positive. Thanks for using TravBuddy :)
Posted on: Nov 24, 2008
Biedjee says:
'ey, featured blog - gefeliciteerd!
Posted on: Nov 24, 2008
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The big church in Apeldoorn
The big church in Apeldoorn
The whole group, including Edwin o…
The whole group, including Edwin …
Dinerroom of hotel Astra in Apeldo…
Dinerroom of hotel Astra in Apeld…
Bar of my hotel
Bar of my hotel
At the Graaf van Vlaanderen. Danie…
At the Graaf van Vlaanderen. Dani…
Patricia, Marthijn, Anna-Isabel an…
Patricia, Marthijn, Anna-Isabel a…
? and Melissa and Lieke
? and Melissa and Lieke
Brett and Jacqueline
Brett and Jacqueline
Brett after hearing a laa-lala son…
Brett after hearing a laa-lala so…
Anna-Isabel, Bart Jan and Patricia
Anna-Isabel, Bart Jan and Patricia
Melissa and Jessica.
Melissa and Jessica.
the Ladies
the "Ladies"
Now all 3 posing as a lady
Now all 3 posing as a "lady"
Maike, always funny
Maike, always funny
Patricia and Bart-Jan
Patricia and Bart-Jan
Brett, Carla, Daniel and Eef
Brett, Carla, Daniel and Eef
Table picture
Table picture
Bart-Jan behind his ice and firewo…
Bart-Jan behind his ice and firew…
The other two. Just too late for t…
The other two. Just too late for …
All 3 with there gifts
All 3 with there gifts
Liekes dessert
Lieke's dessert
:)
:)
Grace and Edwin arrived.
Grace and Edwin arrived.
Still with her had :)
Still with her had :)
Brett is checking on Maike.
Brett is checking on Maike.
My favorite beer.
My favorite beer.
Chocolate TRAVBUDDY
Chocolate TRAVBUDDY
After the wild TB group-picture
After the wild TB group-picture
Saying goodbye to some of us.
Saying goodbye to some of us.
Jacqueline, patricia, philip and m…
Jacqueline, patricia, philip and …
At the first table in de disco/bar
At the first table in de disco/bar
Rudy, Grace and Marthijn
Rudy, Grace and Marthijn
4 of my favorite friends.
4 of my favorite friends.
I caught Anna-Isabel taking a pict…
I caught Anna-Isabel taking a pic…
In the back of the disco. Lieke, M…
In the back of the disco. Lieke, …
Marthijn, Lieke, Maike and Jessica
Marthijn, Lieke, Maike and Jessica
Bart-Jan and Rudy
Bart-Jan and Rudy
a statue
a statue
Another
Another
Anna-Isabel and Grace
Anna-Isabel and Grace
Getting crowdy
Getting crowdy
Statue again
Statue again
Lieke, Anna-Isabel and grace havin…
Lieke, Anna-Isabel and grace havi…
12 km (7 miles) traveled
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