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Julie and I trying to warm up

We arrived in Dam Square only to find out Ket and gang weren't there yet! LOL.  They were supposed to be on their way when we were headed to get Julie...Ket is like a woman, always fashionably late! :D We decided since it was so freakin cold to partake in some hot coffee at a bar right in the square.  Brett called them to say where'd we be and off we went to warm up a bit.  I ended up going for gluwhin once I found out they had it...that was my new favorite beverage of the trip.  Hot mulled wine...YEAH BABY!

After a bit, Ket and the gang began to arrive - OMG..I got to meet my JC and Aioh! I was so happy!!  I had been waiting most of the year to meet this crazy guy and I remember him traveling with Aioh and taking pics of Pooh Bears along the way - she must have thought he was crazy (well, she probably KNOWS that!).

Poor Julie's cut off! LOL
  And Sylvie...OMG - she was more beautiful in person than her photos! 

One thing we realized upon seeing Ket right away is he was not feeling well. He was all bundled up and said he was sick.  Poor Kitty Ket!  More of the gang arrived and then Ivo, Melissa's boyfriend came and rounded the gang up to go back to a bar they were hanging out in.  OMG..this bar was crooked!  Yes, crooked...literally!  It was a small house on the water and it was leaning - it was AWESOME!  We went upstairs and ended up pretty much having the whole floor to ourselves.  It was perfect. 

Since they had stopped serving at the bar upstairs (probably how we got lucky to have the place to ourselves..hee hee) Brett offered to get drinks for people.

James, Brett, and I
  Little did he know what he was getting into!  Next thing you know he's writing down orders - hmmm, new career path?? HAHA. 

Some of us were still starving since we had not eaten since Brett and James' breakfast and Ket also wanted to get food since he felt so sick.  We stopped at the ATM, wandered through the Red Light District when we ended up an an Argentin restaurant called Tango.  OMG...we tried their signature drink, Tango and it was yummy - was great to photograph too! LOL.  Brett and I split a couple things and then we wanted to hurry and get to the bar since it was nearing 11pm. 

 

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Julie and I trying to warm up
Julie and I trying to warm up
Poor Julies cut off! LOL
Poor Julie's cut off! LOL
James, Brett, and I
James, Brett, and I
Another shot of Julie and I
Another shot of Julie and I
Dam Square
Dam Square
Gluwhin!
Gluwhin!
Yo..JC and Alex..over here!
Yo..JC and Alex..over here!
Much better!
Much better!
Hotel in Dam Square
Hotel in Dam Square
Dam Square
Dam Square
Ket trying to lead the group! LOL
Ket trying to lead the group! LOL
Canal lit up
Canal lit up
The leaning bar Ivo took us to
The leaning bar Ivo took us to
I put you to sleep Alex?
I put you to sleep Alex?
:-)
:-)
Poor sick Kitty Ket
Poor sick Kitty Ket
Watch out Bennie!
Watch out Bennie!
LOL at JC
LOL at JC
Such a stud
Such a stud
Ooops, guess I got James blinking
Ooops, guess I got James blinking
Ket trying to be studly
Ket trying to be studly
Alex, Melissa, and Ivo
Alex, Melissa, and Ivo
Julie enjoying her wine and Bill c…
Julie enjoying her wine and Bill …
Ket staying away from the group..L…
Ket staying away from the group..…
Brett and his new waiter job
Brett and his new waiter job
Caught Ket wandering outside the b…
Caught Ket wandering outside the …
Brett working the room (ok, more l…
Brett working the room (ok, more …
Aioh and I
Aioh and I
JC and Julie
JC and Julie
FREAK! LOL
FREAK! LOL
Awwww...My Ratu!
Awwww...My Ratu!
Uh oh..what am I doing to him!?!?
Uh oh..what am I doing to him!?!?
Aioh, Grace, and Marina..blurry be…
Aioh, Grace, and Marina..blurry b…
Gotcha!
Gotcha!
The gang - James and I enjoying ou…
The gang - James and I enjoying o…
Better lighting shot of most of th…
Better lighting shot of most of t…
James and I - LOL at Alex
James and I - LOL at Alex
Awwww, just James and I - my Partn…
Awwww, just James and I - my Part…
Chatting away!
Chatting away!
Kitty Ket and I :D
Kitty Ket and I :D
The leaning bar! Awesome place!
The leaning bar! Awesome place!
Another shot of the leaning bar
Another shot of the "leaning" bar
Walking around Amsterdam
Walking around Amsterdam
Walking around
Walking around
Uhhh...kitties in the basket?!?!?
Uhhh...kitties in the basket?!?!?
Another shot of the kitties
Another shot of the kitties
Dutch Sandwiches...with cats?!?! L…
Dutch Sandwiches...with cats?!?! …
Interesting Bar
Interesting Bar
The Red Light District
The Red Light District
Trying to get JC - you can see a g…
Trying to get JC - you can see a …
A little clearer pic but cant rea…
A little clearer pic but can't re…
Look Melanie!!!!
Look Melanie!!!!
Brett and I had to get a pic with …
Brett and I had to get a pic with…
Yikes!
Yikes!
WOW....
WOW....
Did Julie scold him?? LOL
Did Julie scold him?? LOL
The Tango drink
The Tango drink
Brett and I with our drinks
Brett and I with our drinks
In color! :D
In color! :D
Awwww...our little flowers! :D
Awwww...our little flowers! :D
Chorizo
Chorizo
Julies soup
Julie's soup
empanadas
empanadas
Croquettas
Croquettas
The restaurant we ate at
The restaurant we ate at
OMG! I found a Disney named place …
OMG! I found a Disney named place…
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