Vondelpark meet up!! Our picture was in the newspaper, with tb advertisement

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We made it in the newspaper!! The Gelderlander!!!! They even mentioned the website from TravBuddy. Since no one believes me, i will give you the link. http://www.gelderlander.nl/specials/fotoalbums/vakantiefoto_2009/

A few weeks ago Rob told us about the vondelpark meet up organized for Sue. They call it pot luck!! Never ever heard of it. We used to call it an American party. But it seems to be the same. What can we bring to have something different. Mandy made a choice, empanadas and a pasta salad. Than Jos, he is not much of a cook he thinks. So we dicided he could bring melon! This was a good choice after all.

On sunday the 5th of july Jos came to our house so we could travel together. We were lucky because my husband was willing to bring us to the vondelpark. So we arrived there at about 12.10. Mandy and Jos had to go to a certain place. Therefore i was sitting on a stone in the park and waiting. A man was passing by (one of the many) i thought this could be a travbuddy, so i asked him.

The beginning of the picnic!
And YES i was right! It was Rob. He was the organizer. He was just pointing out where i should go if mandy and jos where back. But at the same time they were coming back. He took us to a place just after the bridge, which was an excellent place for a picnic! Stones where we could put all our food, and there was a lot of it!

Rob  had 3 bbq's with him and a lot of nice spiced meat. Way tooo much! But great. In the meantime a lot of people joined the bbq. But the person for who the meet up was organized was walking in the park and not able to find us. She really must have been walking there for an hour. Then Keiko was putting on her Sherlock Holmes hat and started to search for Sue. And she succeeded!

The whole afternoon we spent on talking eating and playing.

Rob the organizer
Untill the rain came to visit us. No you could not call it rain, it was pouring!!! But we were lucky the bridge was very close and most  of all the food was already eaten. In the meantime we were standing under the bridge (about 10 meters from the place  where we had our picnic) and we were spectators of a strange show.  Our food was carefully taken by the homeless people!!! First the Beer and wine where gone, than the other eatable leftovers!!! At last one of them took a big pie! But it must be very wet. I am curious if he liked it! (wally has a nice picture from the "thief"!!)

The afternoon was over in no time, we enjoyed it all very much. Hopefully we can do this next year again!!!  Thank you Rob!

Tip: If you are looking for a sanitary stop, go to the film museum. Another tip. Do not buy a bottle of water in that bar downstairs. It is very expensive. 3 euro for a small bottle.

Petra2111 says:
Hey, that's cool!!!
Posted on: Aug 01, 2009
JP-NED says:
Proficiat!
Posted on: Jul 12, 2009
ejames01 says:
Fantastic!!
Posted on: Jul 12, 2009
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We made it in the newspaper!! The…
The beginning of the picnic!
The beginning of the picnic!
Rob the organizer
Rob the organizer
kash  chris
kash chris
My suitcase!!
My suitcase!!
A good promotion for TravBuddy! Ev…
A good promotion for TravBuddy! E…
way tooo much food!! But good food!
way tooo much food!! But good food!
Mandy Devika Jos Maike
Mandy Devika Jos Maike
mandy stijn en jos in the blue shi…
mandy stijn en jos in the blue sh…
The BBQ!
The BBQ!
jos, stijn, kash ?forgot the name!…
jos, stijn, kash ?forgot the name…
Bas arriving!
Bas arriving!
Everybody is dripping in!
Everybody is dripping in!
Captured very well
Captured very well
Rob! The Cook!
Rob! The Cook!
Not messy Yet!
Not messy Yet!
belinda and kash
belinda and kash
You do not know??? I am the famous…
You do not know??? I am the famou…
see how flexible i am!
see how flexible i am!
What are you doing????
What are you doing????
Everybody did a good job!!
Everybody did a good job!!
And even more food would arrive!
And even more food would arrive!
And trav buddies
And trav buddies
sneaky in the back of the picture!…
sneaky in the back of the picture…
dave wondering what he is doing!
dave wondering what he is doing!
chicken and pork!! A lot!
chicken and pork!! A lot!
I can see the work you did!! Reall…
I can see the work you did!! Real…
Daniel and Nick
Daniel and Nick
What is he telling you Jessica??
What is he telling you Jessica??
What is happening overthere??
What is happening overthere??
i am a shy girl.
i am a shy girl.
Messy, blankets everywhere
Messy, blankets everywhere
do a little dance!
do a little dance!
Jos lost your food????
Jos lost your food????
AAhhh you have found it!!!
AAhhh you have found it!!!
Guys, finally Sue made it, thanks …
Guys, finally Sue made it, thanks…
Presenting!!! SUE
Presenting!!! SUE
Nice banana??
Nice banana??
Just relaxing!
Just relaxing!
HE?? Do you want me in your pictur…
HE?? Do you want me in your pictu…
Devika sneaking away with her food!
Devika sneaking away with her food!
This would happen quit a lot!
This would happen quit a lot!
Bas is thinking how to get the bal…
Bas is thinking how to get the ba…
Maike in action
Maike in action
THis is the famous picture. At lea…
THis is the famous picture. At le…
Chris what are you looking at?
Chris what are you looking at?
Well done!
Well done!
a bouncing ball!
a bouncing ball!
Brian and Rob RELAXING!!
Brian and Rob RELAXING!!
wally and his camera
wally and his camera
A nice group of TravBuddies
A nice group of TravBuddies
Sue
Sue
Edwin and Belinda
Edwin and Belinda
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Walk straight up!! Shoulders behi…
Keiko!! Not taking pictures? How c…
Keiko!! Not taking pictures? How …
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How can you recognize a real Trav…
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Is this drink ok? I do not think …
Maike! I smell something!
Maike! I smell something!
Melissa, is it beer or red bull??
Melissa, is it beer or red bull??
Our mini gang!!
Our mini gang!!
dave and belinda
dave and belinda
almost an accident with the tram!!…
almost an accident with the tram!…
during the tram ride to the station
during the tram ride to the station
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Since there was so much food, we …
Nice weather in arnhem
Nice weather in arnhem
The train station in  arnhem
The train station in arnhem
Rain and sun
Rain and sun
Advertisement for Travbuddy!!!!
Advertisement for Travbuddy!!!!
tekst in the newspaper
tekst in the newspaper
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hope this one is better to see!
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