The Biggest of the Big Meet Ups! NYE in Amsterdam!

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Cuties! :D

Well, we arrived at the boat area early since we got rushed out of dinner which was fine!  Gave me plenty of time to navigate down the scary ramp into the boat! HAHA.  Inside, mainly just the oranizers were there and in a flash, people started arriving and it was time to get this party started! 

As with most TB meet ups, there is not a lot to be said for the activities of the night - the pictures speak for themselves!  LOL.  As I mentioned earlier, I volunteered to take over photographer duties for Alex so he could relax, enjoy himself, and have fun.  I've since learned that I think Alex has the perfect replacement who's a great photographer and that is obviously Brett's friend, Matt (mc142) who was also kind enough to volunteer to take our group shot.

The California - Sacramento gang!
  Matt is awesome and manages to capture some great moments...I try but have serious camera and lens envy! :D

It was a great night...some of the highlights included -

- James and his Dean Martin imitation behind the microphone several times throughout the night

- Dancing with my Sacramento crew (and Brett of course) in Amsterdam..OMG - we made it!

- California being the most represented area outside of the NL - 4 of us from Northern California and Brandon from Southern California (I guess I should include Sal in this since he's just over the CA border in Sin City!)  

- Mike from Singapore being awarded the furthest TravBuddy award

- The police showing up!

- Trying to rush upstairs for the champagne toast at midnight and only making it to the stairs but still getting my new year kiss! :P

- Watching all the fireworks and ringing in the New Year with the greatest love of my life

- Dancing with Ape.

My honey and I
...and Nic too!! HAHA

- Seeing Maike again although we had no pool table to dance on this meet up! LOL

- Episodes of various people pole dancing downstairs where the coats were kept

- Amazing myself that I really didn't end up drinking - less than one glass of wine the whole night

- Dancing with Bas to a Linkin Park song! :D

- Eric running up to me telling me the girls split his pants! LOL

- Taking photos of James' other award only to find out he was giving it to me for recruiting TBs to the event (sorry Brett..hee hee)

- The DJ then playing California Girls...sorry Bart and Brandon!

- Thinking we were leaving at 1am and still being there after 4am waiting for our cab!

- Watching Brett do "The Twist" on the dancefloor LOL

- Eric and "Hit the Road Jack"

- Ashish...no explanation even necessary! :-)

- Experiencing one of the most incredible nights of my life with incredible TravBuddies and friends from all over the world. 

This meet up really is the tribute to the success of the website and the incredible community Eric and David created.  Wishing everyone a wonderful 2009 and until we meet again...perhaps NYE 2009/2010? :D

becroes says:
Hi Erin, really enjoyed your blog! Weren't the ring of fireworks at midnight amazing!
Posted on: Jan 21, 2009
ashishrb says:
i love the comments... hilarious :) ... and what do u mean " no explanation necessary"? ehhhh
Posted on: Jan 16, 2009
Quest says:
I'm so sad I missed this, but next time for sure...
Posted on: Jan 16, 2009
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Cuties! :D
Cuties! :D
The California - Sacramento gang!
The California - Sacramento gang!
My honey and I
My honey and I
The dance floor
The dance floor
A bit fuzzy but view from the boat
A bit fuzzy but view from the boat
BJ and I!! :D
BJ and I!! :D
The downstairs area
The downstairs area
The other end of the downstairs ar…
The other end of the downstairs a…
View from the porthole
View from the porthole
I think Ket is obsesses with butt …
I think Ket is obsesses with butt…
So appropriate! :D
So appropriate! :D
What is JC doing to me
What is JC doing to me
Save me Brett!
Save me Brett!
With James and Devi!
With James and Devi!
LMAO!!!!!!!
LMAO!!!!!!!
Brett, Bas, and Ket
Brett, Bas, and Ket
Brett wrote TravBuddy on the windo…
Brett wrote TravBuddy on the wind…
Harriet working the dance floor al…
Harriet working the dance floor a…
LOL
LOL
Awwwwwww Eric and Julie
Awwwwwww Eric and Julie
Bart and Thomas
Bart and Thomas
Welcome Jim!
Welcome Jim!
Party on Bas!
Party on Bas!
LOL at Sal
LOL at Sal
What the heck?
What the heck?
The arrival of the police!
The arrival of the police!
Oh boy..JC doing a grab a$$
Oh boy..JC doing a grab a$$
Julie and Melissa
Julie and Melissa
Thomas is a little tall for the bo…
Thomas is a little tall for the b…
Another shot of Julie and Melissa
Another shot of Julie and Melissa
Ape got his own name tag! LOL
Ape got his own name tag! LOL
Lynn arrived!!!
Lynn arrived!!!
King and Queen of NYE? :D
King and Queen of NYE? :D
Cali girls!
Cali girls!
James or Dean Martin?
James or Dean Martin?
Alex behind the mike
Alex behind the mike
James and Anna
James and Anna
Such a ham
Such a ham
Furthest TB award shirt
Furthest TB award shirt
Yeah Mike!
Yeah Mike!
All smiles!
All smiles!
The furthest TB Award
The furthest TB Award
Hi Alex!
Hi Alex!
The organizers
The organizers
What is that face?!?!
What is that face?!?!
The shirt that was supposed to be …
The shirt that was supposed to be…
All the organizers and BJ!
All the organizers and BJ!
Sacramento representing!
Sacramento representing!
Awwwwww cute!
Awwwwww cute!
Edwin and Brett wishing all the TB…
Edwin and Brett wishing all the T…
Maike on the dance floor
Maike on the dance floor
Belgian Santa Tom
Belgian Santa Tom
Ryan and Melissa
Ryan and Melissa
Lieke!
Lieke!
Self shot take 1
Self shot take 1
Self shot take 2
Self shot take 2
Take 3 LOL
Take 3 LOL
Awwww...my honey and I! :-)
Awwww...my honey and I! :-)
Lieke and Julie
Lieke and Julie
Whoo Hoo Bart!
Whoo Hoo Bart!
Brett and I with Ryan and Melissa
Brett and I with Ryan and Melissa
One more time
One more time
Hey Grace!
Hey Grace!
Fireworks starting
Fireworks starting
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Bart and I
Bart and I
Nic, Ape, and I
Nic, Ape, and I
Sharing my champagne with Ape
Sharing my champagne with Ape
Ape waving to all the other TBs no…
Ape waving to all the other TBs n…
Me, Lynn, and Bart
Me, Lynn, and Bart
LOL - Caught Nic and Ape posing
LOL - Caught Nic and Ape posing
A few pics of the sparklers
A few pics of the sparklers
Manuel on the phone while everyone…
Manuel on the phone while everyon…
Cheers!
Cheers!
Hey Bart!
Hey Bart!
So pretty!
So pretty!
Eric and I
Eric and I
The sky lantern
The sky lantern
Look at it go!
Look at it go!
Such a perfect night!
Such a perfect night!
Awwww...should I be jealous?
Awwww...should I be jealous?
Thomas and JC
Thomas and JC
JC trying to appear taller than Th…
JC trying to appear taller than T…
Kitty Ket, me, JC, and Thomas
Kitty Ket, me, JC, and Thomas
Me with two of TBs most wanted!
Me with two of TB's most wanted!
What a cute group! :D
What a cute group! :D
Brett and James
Brett and James
Cute one of Bas
Cute one of Bas
Nice
Nice
LOL
LOL
Coming in out of the freezing cold
Coming in out of the freezing cold
Molesting Eric LOL
Molesting Eric LOL
Hmmm, what does Maike see?? HAHA
Hmmm, what does Maike see?? HAHA
Lynn and Bart
Lynn and Bart
Lynn and Kitty Ket
Lynn and Kitty Ket
Finally meeting Ashish!
Finally meeting Ashish!
Brett ringing in the New Year
Brett ringing in the New Year
Noisemaker time!
Noisemaker time!
Cute!
Cute!
Harriet, Alex, and Bas
Harriet, Alex, and Bas
Having fun!
Having fun!
Belgian Tom and Alex
Belgian Tom and Alex
Bart rocking out and Nic..LOL
Bart rocking out and Nic..LOL
Kitty Ket, Brett, and me
Kitty Ket, Brett, and me
Party on Thomas!
Party on Thomas!
Oussama and Kitty Ket
Oussama and Kitty Ket
Ket and James sharing a moment
Ket and James sharing a moment
Lieke and Devi
Lieke and Devi
Sal and I
Sal and I
HAHAHA
HAHAHA
Awwww....Bart, Ape, and Thomas
Awwww....Bart, Ape, and Thomas
Bad Matt!
Bad Matt!
Bas, me, and Sal
Bas, me, and Sal
Maike
Maike
Maike LOL
Maike LOL
Cute shot of Maike
Cute shot of Maike
Bart working the dance floor
Bart working the dance floor
Maike and Ape
Maike and Ape
WOW look at Bart
WOW look at Bart
HOT!
HOT!
LMAO!!!!
LMAO!!!!
Melissa and her harem!
Melissa and her harem!
What is JC doing?!?!
What is JC doing?!?!
Maike, Ket, and me
Maike, Ket, and me
Crazies
Crazies
Julie and Matt
Julie and Matt
Mike and Sal
Mike and Sal
Crazy guys
Crazy guys
Ket, Maike, and me
Ket, Maike, and me
Janja and Maike
Janja and Maike
Mr New Years
Mr New Years
Brett and Ryan
Brett and Ryan
Brett dancing LOL
Brett dancing LOL
I forgot the name of this...LOL
I forgot the name of this...LOL
Brett and Julie
Brett and Julie
LMAO!! When JCs balloon boob popp…
LMAO!! When JC's balloon boob pop…
Now hes trying to pop the other o…
Now he's trying to pop the other …
Goofing around
Goofing around
Brett copping a feel on both of us!
Brett copping a feel on both of us!
Brett trying to pop JCs boob!
Brett trying to pop JC's boob!
Ewwwwwwwwwwwww LOL
Ewwwwwwwwwwwww LOL
Bart-Jan!
Bart-Jan!
HAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHA
Such a ham
Such a ham
Watch out Brett is rubbing the bel…
Watch out Brett is rubbing the be…
Kets gettin a lot of attention!
Ket's gettin a lot of attention!
Figures!
Figures!
Dont go any lower JC!
Don't go any lower JC!
Brett..look AT the camera!
Brett..look AT the camera!
Now Barts looking away!
Now Bart's looking away!
Now Bretts eyes are closed!
Now Brett's eyes are closed!
Thomas hittin the roof
Thomas hittin the roof
Good god hes tall! LOL
Good god he's tall! LOL
Poor Brett and Julie look so short!
Poor Brett and Julie look so short!
What a stud
What a stud
Awww, Joy and Jim!
Awww, Joy and Jim!
What does Maike see now?!!?
What does Maike see now?!!?
Work it girl!
Work it girl!
Cute pic of Nic
Cute pic of Nic
WTH Ket?!?! LOL
WTH Ket?!?! LOL
Bas and his noisemaker
Bas and his noisemaker
Bang on the drum??? :D
Bang on the drum??? :D
Cuties!
Cuties!
Awww, Bas and I
Awww, Bas and I
Alex taking a break
Alex taking a break
Me jumping on Alexs lap
Me jumping on Alex's lap
Mr James and I
Mr James and I
Wow...not sure I even want to know…
Wow...not sure I even want to kno…
dorks!
dorks!
Smiles all around
Smiles all around
The 2nd TB shirt to give away
The 2nd TB shirt to give away
Uhhh, apparently to me! :D
Uhhh, apparently to me! :D
cheese :D
cheese :D
JC and I goofing around
JC and I goofing around
Spin me baby!
Spin me baby!
Brett cut in! LOL
Brett cut in! LOL
Not sure what the look on my face …
Not sure what the look on my face…
Awww...we had fun!
Awww...we had fun!
Ooops! Busted by my own camera!
Ooops! Busted by my own camera!
Julie and my turn now!
Julie and my turn now!
We are silly!
We are silly!
Pssssst...JC!
Pssssst...JC!
Ashish balancing a glass on his fo…
Ashish balancing a glass on his f…
Another shot of Ashish and the gla…
Another shot of Ashish and the gl…
Hey Sal!
Hey Sal!
Viva Las Vegas baby!
Viva Las Vegas baby!
Uh oh.....kisses for Sal!
Uh oh.....kisses for Sal!
Payback!
Payback!
Sweet...Devi and Brett
Sweet...Devi and Brett
Eric was jealous of JCs balloon b…
Eric was jealous of JC's balloon …
Eric shares his boobs with Devi! S…
Eric shares his boobs with Devi! …
One big devil and two lil ones :)
One big devil and two lil ones :)
Eric...you are lopsided!
Eric...you are lopsided!
Maike still on the dance floor
Maike still on the dance floor
Oh my Kitty Ket....
Oh my Kitty Ket....
Bas working it on the dance floor
Bas working it on the dance floor
Bas and Maike
Bas and Maike
Mr Photogenic Matt
Mr Photogenic Matt
The Happy New Year TB signs
The Happy New Year TB signs
LOL Ket
LOL Ket
Future Rockettes! HAHAHAHA
Future Rockettes! HAHAHAHA
Ashish and Maike on the dance floor
Ashish and Maike on the dance floor
Bill and Sylvie
Bill and Sylvie
OH MY GOD! LOL.  Thomas and Eric!!
OH MY GOD! LOL. Thomas and Eric!!
Dennis rocking out
Dennis rocking out
A real close up of Maike
A real close up of Maike
Sal, Janja, Maikes arm, and Bas
Sal, Janja, Maike's arm, and Bas
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
LOL
LOL
Looks like I caught Sal by surpris…
Looks like I caught Sal by surpri…
Mike, Sal, and ME!
Mike, Sal, and ME!
With my two honeys!
With my two honeys!
Joy and Jim enjoying themselves
Joy and Jim enjoying themselves
Work it boys!
Work it boys!
Y-M-C-A!
Y-M-C-A!
Bas and Harriet
Bas and Harriet
DORK!
DORK!
Whoo Hoo!
Whoo Hoo!
A little Ratu butt anyone?
A little Ratu butt anyone?
LMAOOOOOOOOOO Sorry Matt!
LMAOOOOOOOOOO Sorry Matt!
Lieke and Matt on the dance floor
Lieke and Matt on the dance floor
Maike and I!!!!!!!
Maike and I!!!!!!!
Two thumbs up!
Two thumbs up!
Hee Hee Sal
Hee Hee Sal
My Brett!
My Brett!
Jim and I - Had to point out his N…
Jim and I - Had to point out his …
Bas, Anna, and me
Bas, Anna, and me
Just Anna and me :-)
Just Anna and me :-)
Anna, me, and Brett
Anna, me, and Brett
Ket and I being naughty!
Ket and I being naughty!
Yet again! :D
Yet again! :D
Saun taking a break
Saun taking a break
Edwin are you napping?
Edwin are you napping?
Ashish in motion!
Ashish in motion!
Lynnie and James
Lynnie and James
Look at Ashish go :D
Look at Ashish go :D
Whoo weee Bas!
Whoo weee Bas!
Alex and Matt rocking out
Alex and Matt rocking out
LMAO at Matt!
LMAO at Matt!
Mr Photogenic! :D
Mr Photogenic! :D
HAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHA
Brett and I dancing
Brett and I dancing
Check out Ashish!
Check out Ashish!
Bas singing
Bas singing
WOW! LOL
WOW! LOL
LOL at Eric
LOL at Eric
Cant remember what song was playi…
Can't remember what song was play…
HAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHA
Cmon Bill - dance!
C'mon Bill - dance!
These two are CRAZY!!! LOL
These two are CRAZY!!! LOL
Hee Hee Matt :-)
Hee Hee Matt :-)
Hi Marina!
Hi Marina!
Poor Wendy!
Poor Wendy!
Party on Bas!
Party on Bas!
Brett doing the twist!
Brett doing the twist!
Go honey! Whoo Hoo
Go honey! Whoo Hoo
A few pics of Brett in motion! :D
A few pics of Brett in motion! :D
Apparently Brett and James alterna…
Apparently Brett and James altern…
LMAO @ James!
LMAO @ James!
Looking good!
Looking good!
Brett and Dean Martin!
Brett and Dean Martin!
Gotcha again Matt! :D
Gotcha again Matt! :D
Lynn and Bart still going strong
Lynn and Bart still going strong
The CA connection with James!
The CA connection with James!
Wendy, James, and Lynn
Wendy, James, and Lynn
HIIIIIIII GUYS! :D
HIIIIIIII GUYS! :D
Alex and I
Alex and I
Rudy and I
Rudy and I
Brett and Rudy
Brett and Rudy
Alex and Wendy
Alex and Wendy
Bart Jan chillin with his beer
Bart Jan chillin with his beer
Big group still on the dance floor!
Big group still on the dance floor!
Nice shot of Ashish
Nice shot of Ashish
Christophe and Alex
Christophe and Alex
Brett and Alex
Brett and Alex
HAHAHA Edwin!
HAHAHA Edwin!
Some cuties!
Some cuties!
Awwwww...hi honey!
Awwwww...hi honey!
Surprising Ket
Surprising Ket
Hmmm...a little pole dancing going…
Hmmm...a little pole dancing goin…
Brett and Devi
Brett and Devi
Devi and I
Devi and I
Happy New Year Honey!
Happy New Year Honey!
Me at 4am..ready for bed now!
Me at 4am..ready for bed now!
The group shot Matt (mc142) took!
The group shot Matt (mc142) took!
Amsterdam
photo by: pearcetoyou