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Postby koopa » Mon May 05, 9:34 pm

FRIDAY APRIL 25th

3.5 hour flight delay on the way...Damn that delay sucked big time. But I'm here now and managed to meet up with Tak, Milehigh, Birdy, Holly, etc. Got wasted, got cellphone, went shopping at AH, checked into apartment, etc....

Not bad for less than 2 hours huh?

Milehigh took care of the intial stoning with a cocktail joint of LA Confidential, Hindu Kush Haze and some Venus. That salad was smooth and easied me into my trip nicely. Cheers for that.

After we settled in we walked down to damstraat rent a bike and picked up some crappy fiets that swiftly delivered us to Bluebird Coffeeshop. Scored 1.5g of Lemon Haze and 1.2g of Blue Cheese for 12.50e each. Neither dissappointed.

We did some riding around for fun and then hit up the leidseplein area. Actually went into the Bulldog for a change because Birdman wanted to use the internet terminals there. Didn't buy anything but had a drink at the bar and got to listen to a really good Prince song that both I and the hot bartender chick were diggin.

Went to Grey Area and, per the instruction of a friend, I tried to drop a name to get a discount. John said he would discount the 12.50e per gram golden soles price to 9e for me but when all is said and done I dont think I got golden soles. Looked more like some lighter nepal I've gotten before and was priced like nepal. Oh well.. Grey Area's menu looked pretty typical if not boring. Grey Haze, Grey Diesel, Yellow Cab, etc.

Hit up Amnesia for a drink and to blaze one of Birdman's pre-rolls on the outside terrace seat. Enjoying watching the people go by on the canal boats. Started getting cold so we headed back to the apartment to dress warmer but its 9pm and I think we will probably just stay in for the night and get a good amount of sleep. Should help us beat the jet lag.

SATURDAY APRIL 26th

Day Two is going swimmingly (Dodgeball)

Birdman and I went to The Doors Singel but to get a good outdoor seat by the north end of the Singel Canal. It was closed so we decided that since the Bulldog was right next to it and had nicer tables, we'd just buy a drink there and sit at the tables. Mingled with these 2 kids from Scotland who looked about 18 and 14 but both went into the coffeeshop and proudly came out with some smoke.

We met up with Tak and Holly at the Noordermarkt where they have a wonderful stand of gemstones. Their are only about 2-3 stands that sell such items and it was easy to tell that Taks items were of a higher quality and selected with more care. The Noordermarkt was lots of fun and offered many things. I saw everything from clothing to fresh made crepes!

We met up with dannymac and his mrs and Last Hamlet...then headed towards Amnesia. I picked up some wonderful Pink Kush after asking the budtender what item on the menu "tasted best". Buckeye guy from Hipforums walked into Amnesia and recognized me from the Hipforums cruise last year. I was completely wasted and not paying attention when he walked past me...hardly recognized him. Glad he recognized me though because he's a cool dude.

Last Hamlet smoked us up with a giant doobie at Amnesia then this great hash he got from a local. Cheers for that man I appreciate the nice gear!

Channels Party at Canvas and Pregame at Katsu were a blast!

A five o clock meetup at Katsu and the Channels party at Canvas turned out atleast the following people:

koopa
birdman
sir ian of tokesville
mile high
emerald goddess
sly crayon
anne
planning a trip
itsamagical life
tuttiflutes
nellie
last hamlet
dannymac and mrs
bigbird
dragonsomething and friend
mopperm1
ispica
blueberry
bas
Bear (and Jane)
and atleast 10 others I can't recall at this very wasted moment.

At Katsu I purchased 4.2g of silverpearl x haze for 40e and 0.9g of cheese for 10e. The cheese was very good but LastHamlets sample from Mellow Yellow looked MUCH better (bigger buds by far).

At Canvas we ate, drank, smoked and were merry. The space was very nice for a party as the top floor had a wonderful view of the city and a very nice bar. The downstairs area had a live rock band in one space, some art installations in another, and a smoking lounge with techno dj / lights / lounge seats, etc. Emerald Goddess (MH's girl) made her iceolator cookies which are incredible and MH hooked me up with some nice iceolator that was a smooth and potent smoke to be remembered. A brisk bike ride up the rokin / damrak / haarlemerstraat took us home and I've been sipping on some Palm and Fraziskaner Weissbier in the comforts of my place.


SUNDAY APRIL 27th

ok I'm so drunk that I have tried to blog the next trip report 3 times and it keeps getting messed up so I'm going to post cliff notes and fill the story in later....

1. Trade in damstraat rent a bikes for 3 speed handle brake bik es from Fredericks. At first I was reading the "speed indicator" wrong and followed Birdman and LastHamlet from Fredericks to Mike O's houseboat down south of Rembrandtsplein entirely in 3rd gear!!!! Wow that was a work out. Fortunately I soon figured out how to work the gears and now its even smoother sailing than ever!

2. see birdmans thread


3. Travel to Het Ballontje via bike with Birdman and Lasthamlet where we had burgers, fries, and a milkshake from this standard snack place and then headed to Het Ballontje for some smoke. Lasthamlet and I both chose the "Ice" from het Ballontje for 8e per gram which was the strongest smoke they offered. It has minimal taste / personality but it has a nice high that seems like an indica dominant mix.

4. Lasthamlet leaves and Birdman and I go to the Leidseplein where we get drawn into a street performance. The performer is a British man with only the right side of his head shaved bald. He really gets the crowd into the performance through audience participation, humor, and random vulgarity!

5. After the show we walk into Mopperm1 from hipforums and decide to head towards Coffeeshop Dolphins for a smoke. Mopperm1 purchases White Dolphin and Royal Dolphin Hash upon my recommendatioin and we get wasted in the window seat. I must say that the red head with the "tattoo sleeve" who works here is really doing it for me....

6. After then Birdman and I go back to the apartment to prepare for an 8pm meetup at Cafe Gollem (one of the best beer bars in Amsterdam) with Anne and others from Channels. Birdman and I enter and I see Sir Ian of Tokesville upstairs with Sly Crayon. I'm not sure if the two had planned to be here because of the "meetup" or because of their own volition but its good to see them both. We make standard obligatory chit chat and then after ordering my Rochfort 8, we decide to share a 12e per bottle Westvleteren 12 from Belgium. This is about the most desired beer on the planet and split btw three glasses it was a formidable brew shared amnognst wonderful people.

7. Soon other arrived including: Planning A Trip w/ 2 friends, Lasthamlet, Anne w/ boyfriend, etc. We had a wonderful time drinking, talking, and being merry. I ordered beers such as Rochefort 8, Westvleteren 12, Pannepot, Orval, Bruges Triple, etc. Wow having access to all these great beers makes me realize that a trip to Antwerp isn't worth it just for the beer..... Channelites gradually leave one by one until its just Anne w/ boyfriend and myself. We kept ordering rounds as we had pleasant conversation after conversation. Come about 12:30am we call it a night (after a 7:30pm arrival) and now I'm typing to you at 1:45am as Birdman has been downstairs asleep for nearly 2 hours. I'm smoking a blunt of Ice by myself and eating a Strookoeken which is a stroop waffel but made with a nilla wafer like cookie instead of fried waffle pieces. Mmmm....

Time to finish my blunt and get to bed as we are driving to Antwerp tomorrow. I will have to be up in the next 6 hours and and seriously buzzed as I smoke my 1.5g blunt by myself.


MONDAY APRIL 28th



Wow its after 3am on Monday evening (Tuesday morning) and I just got back from our all day road trip. I'm drunk and tired so bullet points will dictate this trip format until the full story is elaborated upon...


1. Got up this morning and was completely sluggish due a fantastic night at Cafe Gollem.

2. Got a message from Yogi Bear saying is flight was delayed and he wouldn't be able to make the Belgium trip.

3. Forgot my passport and keys at the apartment so had to double back for them (only 2 minutes from home so no biggie)

4. Birdman and I met up with Dannymac and the Mrs. at a car rental spot down on Overtoom. Birdman being the badass he is refuses to bring maps and refuses to rent a GPS system so off we go into the great unknown.

5. We drove past the keukenhoff gardens, stopped in Leiden for a smoke and a walk around (soon finding out that the coffeeshops don't open until 4pm in this city Sad

6. Next we drove to Den Haag for lunch, a smoke, and a walk around. Lunch was at an excellent cafe restaurant that was right on the "entrance corner" of a hallway of shopping stores that opened up right to the street. So for example you would walk down the street and look over and see this long street that has high glass ceilings over it. As you enter you start feeling like you are in a shopping mall. We decided to sit at the outdoor terrace seats so we got to eat a nice meal while seeing people walk by outside and seeing people walk past us in the shopping "hall"..... I enjoyed some spinach ravioli in a cream sauce.

Milehigh called us as we pulled into the city and recommended Coffeeshop Kramer which turned out to be a cool choice. They have a small buy and fly counter on one side and a door leading to a full bar that is smoker friendly on the other side! The menu choices vary from 6,50e per gram (grapefruit) all the way up to 12e per gram (diesel) and they had lots of unique varieties that were a step up from most of Amsterdams weed. I got this strain with some ridiculous name....something like super fluffy white hairy weed for 8e per gram and although it was a bit fresh it was a winner.

7. After Den Haag we went to Antwerp and spent about 5 hours here. We saw the main squares, the fountain, the main church, etc. We had dinner at Zeppo's on the main square which was packed with locals. The waiter was very nice and accomodating, carrying the menu from outside to our table all the way in the back of the inside area so that we could have english translations of the menu choices. I had a fresh turkey and melted cheddar sandwich, as did Dannymac. Mrs. Dannymac had a Flemish Beef Stew and Birdman had something I don't recall....perhaps a Chicken stew?

After dinner we headed to the Kulminator and had:

1987 Hoegaarden Grand Cru
2000 Tsjeejes
1996 Still Nacht
1999 Rodenbach Grand Cru
1997 Chimay Grand Reserve

After dinner we headed to the Kulminator and had:

1987 Hoegaarden Grand Cru
2000 Tsjeejes
1996 Still Nacht
1999 Rodenbach Grand Cru
1997 Chimay Grand Reserve

1987 Hoegaarden Grand Cru
Commercial Description:
Hoegaarden Grand Cru is the noblest beer in the Hoegaarden brewery, with a surprising bouquet and a peachy colour and palate. The taste combines sweetness with a hop bitterness. This speciality beer has an alcohol content of 8.7% vol, and should be served at 5° C."

2000 Struise Tsjeejes
Commercial Description:
Deep to orange blond abbey triple winterbeer which has been lagered for 8 months on different stonefruits. Tsjeeses was born out of a 5 year brew experience regarding x-mas beer without being capable of finding a suitable name up to now. With the name came a face, a caricature actually, that was drawn on the day Urbain, our brew master and master brewer, drank too many Tsjeeses's. Every time he drinks one, he says "Tsjeeses, what a beer". Therefore the name is more an expression of stupefaction than a curse. We have had already many discussions around the pronounciation of "Tsjeeses". Very close would be that you say "cheeses" or cheese in plural.


1996 De Dolle Still Nacht
Commercial Description:
Stille Nacht (Silent Night) is a prestige beer from De Dolle Brouwers brewed for Christmas. It has the highest density of any Belgian beer (27°Pl), has been boiling for 5 hours, brewed with pale malt with white candi sugar in the kettle. The Nugget hops and dry hopping gives an extra bitterness to balance the extreme sweetness due to the density. The taste triangle is completed with some acidity of the fermentation. It is a very interesting beer to age. We have samples of every bottling we have done so far and aging does not mean decreasing quality with this beer. Keep some samples at 10°C and mark the year on the cap with an alcohol marker. Cheers!!

1999 Rodenbach Grand Cru
The style defining Flemish Sour Brown Ale. Smells of tart cherries, cherry fruit roll-up, vinegar, apples, dark grapes and oak wood. There is a good amount of malt presence, some lightly toasted bread and hints of caramel and vanilla.

On the first sip I get flavors of green apples, various grapes, and then followed by sweet and tart cherries. It finishes semi-dry with a vinous and vinegary after-taste. On the second taste I can identify the flavors provided by the oak aging, wood and vanilla. When it warms up it develops a lemon flavor at the beginning and the middle of the palate.

Very good mouth-feel, thin yet crisp and refreshing.


1997 Chimay Blue (Grand Reserve)
Commercial Description:
Chimay Bleu is principally distinguished by its character of a strong beer. This is a beer whose fragrance of fresh yeast with a light, flowery rosy touch is especially pleasant. Its flavour, noticed when tasting it, only accentuates the pleasant sensations perceived in the aroma , while revealing a light but pleasant touch of roasted malt. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised.

2005 (I think) Struise Mikkeller (Elliot Brew)
Commercial Description:
RateBeer Special Release:
Behold the second of RateBeer.com’s Worldwide Masters Series! This request edition ale is the crafted alchemy of a party of some of Europe’s finest brewers, Mikkel Bjergsø and Kristian Keller of Mikkeller (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Urbain Coutteau, Carlo Grootaert, Phil Driessens, and Peter Braem of De Struise Brouwers (Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium).

Both breweries have attracted considerable international attention for their artful interpretations of traditional ale styles enlived by a rich sense of invention. And both are also very highly esteemed by the RateBeer.com international community of beer tasters. We hope you enjoy this unique little treasure.

Struise Mikkeller -- the product of master brewing and friendship. Celebrate this sense of camaraderie by sharing this bottle with your good friends!
- Joe Tucker, RateBeer.com

Struise-Mikkeller is as we said in the past "Best of two worlds". We delivered an IPA with 130 IBU, but a bitterness hidden the Struise way, counter balanced by maltyness, alcohol and rest sugars. People who do not like Ipa's will actually be amazed, the general hop bomb addict will not understand, so yes this is a controverse brew... enjoy anyway!


Plus Mrs. Dannymac got

1. Cherry Kriek Lambic (not sure what brand)
2. Blueberry Ale / or Lambic (not sure what they served her)


Gotta go to bed....got an all day all night crawl planned for tomorrow.


TUESDAY APRIL 29th

Its Queens Night and Birdman and I just came back to the apartment to get an early start for tomorrows fun. We had a meet up at Amnesia today that included atleast:

Birdman
Me
Oracle / Girlfriend
Tak / Mrs
Milehigh / Girlfriend
Budulike4 / Friend
and a few others...

We spent over 2 hours at the shop, half of the time inside and half outside. I got some really nice amnesia haze for 13e a gram and more of that Pink Kush because its one of the nicest smokes I've found so far. A local friend shared some Santa Maria with me that was a real enjoyable bud. It seemed like it was well loved when produced and that the love transferred right to the smoker! I also picked up 1.0g of King Hassan hash from Amnesia that I haven't smoked yet.

Oh and a brief follow up: The golden soles from Grey Area is actually really good so cheers to John!

We then went to the last waterhole and met up with:

mopperm1
ispica
blueberry
yogibear
me
birdman
dannymac / mrs
buckeyeguy
etc.

Finally Chris Birdman and I went to the Dolphin for a nightcap.


WEDNESDAY APRIL 30th

Koninginnedag 2008 was a festive experience indeed. The city wasn't as swelled population wise as in years past. Probably because the forecast was iffy at best and its a Wednesday this year. Either way, those who did show up came to party! Birdman and I did lots of walking today and had a great time wandering. We started out around Noordermarkt and after watching a group of kids play stairway to heaven we headed down all the way to vondelpark where we walked through its entirety.

On the way though I found a cool coffeeshop called Coffeeshop 137 (or 136). It was on Brouwersgracht at some side street. I think it might be where Sturgis used to be but I could be wrong. This place is now a streamlining clean coffeeshop with a locals menu and locals prices. I got a wonderful gram of nepal hash for 8e and a sick gram of stella blue for 11e. I told the Dutch budtender how much I liked his shop and he seemed displeased by this. Guess he was worried I'd post about the shop online and advertise to a bunch of fellow tourists. Smart guy!

Back to Vondelpark....They have security gates lining the walkways for queens day and it really takes away from the atmosphere of the park. Helicopters circled by a few times....is it the Queen? We hung out at the main stage area at Museumplein for awhile...making pit stops at the Dommelsch Beer stand and the pissour. Saw a Dutch Pop Band called "Leaf" perform at this stage.

Then we swung by Mellow Yellow and picked up some Pot of Gold for 13e per gram (there most expensive). Found it to be very strong and not dissappointing on the flavor department either. I wish they had east coast trainwreck in stock but it was out. Birdman and I sat outside at the benches they have smoking a blunt when Planning a Trip walks up with his friend from England. They were heading back to the apartment because the girls husband was ill.

We saw lots of fun spectacles throughout the day....an old man dressed in a purple womans gown offering pictures with him for money, a family walking their old pet dog and holding a sign saying "Pet our 1950's Polar Bear for 0,50e, etc. Went to Taks houseboat and hung out with him, Holly, Birdy, Bear, Planning a Trip, Sly Crayon, and about 5-10 others. We watched boat after boat go by and even saw a couple of locals climb out of the canal and up onto Taks houseboat soaking wet! Birdman found ducks that would eat bananas too. The juliper beers went down easy and much smoking was done.

Next we walked with Dannymac and the Mrs. through the Nieuwemarkt and all the way down to Nieuwe Kiezergracht to see Mopperm1, Ispica, and Blueberry. When we arrived we also say Milehigh / girlfriend, Lctricity and Stolenmagic (Finally!), Yogibear, and many others. Mopperm1 put out a wonderful spread of veggies from Albert Cuypmarkt, sausages, cheeses, chips, etc for everybody and again the smoking was constant. Milehigh's girl had some iceolator cookies that she was selling and I ate 2. Some of the better weed edibles I've had. We then walked back to the apartment, stopping for some waffles dipped in orange frosting along the way. Man my feet are hurting!


THURSDAY MAY 1st

I'm gonna call this day exhausted Thursday because I'm out of gas. Woke up this morning and got a call from a local friend I wanted to meet with. Went over to Coffeeshop 137 which is actually NOT where Sturgis is. Coffeeshopo 137 is on Brouwersgracht near Prinsengracht. It used to be a terrible shop but it has been recently remodeled. I'm loving the Nepal hash for 8e per gram.

After hanging with my friend, Birdman and I decided to ride our bikes to the Ferry area behind Central Station. Here you will find about 3 ferries actually. We rode up onto the free ferry that took us straight across and biked to Landsmeer and back. This may be a ride in the park for Birdman but it took every ounce of energy out of me. It was atleast a 6km round trip which was a major effort for me after the amount of walking we did yesterday (Queensday). The ride to Landsmeer gave a very rural rolling landscape full of long roads, bridges, canals, livestock, etc. I'm amazed that "this type of Netherlands" is merely moments outside of Amsterdam.

While in Landsmeer we stopped into a local pub that had a half of a dozen middle aged dutch guys drinking beers in it. Birdman asked me to go inside alone at first and find out if they serve food. I did and the Dutch lady who was tending bar told me they served food. So I went back out to get Birdman and we both entered the place. Dutch songs were blasting on the stereo, two gambling slot machines were being used in the corner, and it really felt like an authentic dutch pub. They only charged us 3,65e for 1 coke and 1 beer plus a glass of water! Birdman wasn't feeling welcome enough in this environment to trust any food they might serve us so we also stopped at a snack store in Landsmeer and had burgers / fries / shakes. I have to admit that the snack place was pretty good. The chocolate shake I got was lekker! Oh and at one point of this bike ride it started to HAIL!!!!! Nothing like bicycling in the cold with hail falling on you but sweating at the same time....left me with the chills the rest of the night Sad

After the bike ride we went to Amnesia and saw Oracle, Blueberry, Lctricity, and a few other heads. I bought a gram of Chocolope for 13e per gram which is very pricey but it is a solid smoke. Pure sativa with a good flavor. Just got back to the apartment now to rest up a bit before the meetup at Katsu tonight at 7:30pm.

Cheers


continued...

I wound up skipping out on Katsu and running some errands in the neighborhood instead. After the long bike ride I had today I was exhausted. It was either bike all the way down to Katsu for a smoke out and all the way back, or stick close to home and take it easy. My thought was that by taking it easy tonight I will have more energy for Friday and Saturday!

Instead I first took a stroll to Albert Heijn for some groceries and stroopwaffel to take home. Then I tried to make an ATM withdrawl from the Rabobank on the corner of the Prinsengracht / Haarlemmerstraat but it was out of order. Took a stroll east on Haarlemmerstraat and stopped into Barneys for awhile. Purchased 3g of blue cheese for 37e. The high is very strong and enjoyable but the flavor was just ok. Not too happy with the price either. Stopped down at Amnesia for a smoke and a stroll about the area then headed back home to rest.

Good Night

FRIDAY MAY 2nd

This Friday started off with a stroll along Haarlemmerstraat where Birdy and I hit up the ATM machine, visited AH, visited Etos, bought some souveniers etc. We wound up at old church around 1pm where we met Blueberry and her friend Chris. Old Church was the terrible coffeeshop that it always was. They served Birdman a 4e coffee that was mediocre at best.

Blueberry's bike key broke off inside the lock. We toured the area for awhile then headed back to the apartment. Later in the day we rode to jamin candy and then to the post office on singel canal. After this we rode to Vondelpark and took a few laps around the park before deciding to sit down in the grass and get high while enjoying everything around us. Two hours later we headed to Lctricity's wonderful apartment for a nice get together including:

lctricity
stolenmagic
milehigh
birdman
emerald goddess
sly crayon
tak / mrs
anne
mopperm1
ispica
blueberry
yogibear
etc.

Rolled a 7g spliff of a local Diesel and Santa Maria grown by a friend and Blue Cheese from Barneys. Also got some OG Bubba Kush from that friend that I'm trying right now and its really nice. Minty Kushy taste with strong potency. After the get together, Birdman and I ate at a Dim Sum restaurant on Zeedijk that was just down from Thai Bird. I had Kipfilet w/ Bami noodles and fried dumplings with a sprite for 15e including tip!

After dinner we walked through the RLD for a good 45 minutes before heading back to the apartment for some rest.

SATURDAY MAY 3rd

Its about 2:30am and I just wrapped up my last night in the city. We started off going to a Marijuana Support Rally in Dam Square with Milehigh and EmeraldGoddess. Many good natured people arrived and we smoked lots of joints in the square. Verdamper Vaporizer on a cart w/ car battery. Birdman sat at the top of the monument with a bull horn going "Step right up for some free marijuana people... you right there look like you can use a hit.... come on up and get your free verdamper vaporizer hit and support the movement! We followed with beers on the terrace at the Ij brewery. Meeting up with my local friend and going to coffeeshop Happy People which had terrible music and cheap prices. Lots of bike riding everywhere. Stepped in front of a person on a bike accidentally. Met up with Birdy, Lctricity, and Yogi at Dolphins....Lots of walking around the RLD. Been smoking lots of OG Bubba Kush and really love it.

SUNDAY MAY 4th

Its Sunday night and I'm finally home and settled.....borderline about to crash. Flight left on time and was predicted to arrive in the states 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled time of 3:30pm. This early arrival time held up and I was first off the plane waiting at the baggage carousel for my 2 checked in bags. Well 45 minutes later I only have 1 bag, my smaller of the two. The baggage claim guy asks me what I'm looking for and I tell him that my second bag never came off the plane. He explains that all the bags from my flight are already off and that what I've been looking at for the last 10 minutes is the bags from a new flight that just arrived. So immediately I'm thinking... I've never had an airline lose my luggage before.... I have no idea what the protocol is here.... The guy goes on to explain that there is a good chance that the bag wasn't even on my plane.

After speaking to a few other airline employees they confirm that most likely the missing bag simply was never loaded onto the plane I was in. That plane probably didn't have enough cargo space so they will ship my other bag tomorrow. Apparently this is common for airlines to do. I'm sure most of you probably already know about this but it was a rude awakening to me. That bag has 2 jackets, 3 pairs of jeans, 2 pairs of shoes, 3 hoodies, various other amounts of clothing plus about 30e worth of stroopwaffles and other candies / chocolates from AH. It also has 22e worth of cheeses and 1 empty sealed "mega-doob" in it! When I was speaking to baggage services and they asked me to describe one item in the packages contents all I could think about was the mega doob! After laughing to myself a few times I proceed to tell her about the cheese!
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Postby mobiljenny » Mon May 05, 10:02 pm

Sweet. Thanks for taking the time koopa.

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Postby Boner » Mon May 05, 10:36 pm

Excellent report, cheers for taking the time, I hope you get your luggage.

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Postby BigRigRob » Tue May 06, 1:17 am

WOW!

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Postby koopa » Tue May 06, 2:06 am

Thanks guys! FYI: Luggage arrived 100% intact today!

Birdman

Postby Birdman » Tue May 06, 2:07 am

Cool! I'm glad someone remembers it, I sure don't.

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Postby burn001down » Tue May 06, 2:39 pm

Excellent trip report! Love the descriptions of the beers you drank in Antwerp. Thanks for the FYI on Coffeeshop 137 and the Nepal hash too!

Only 5 months to go!

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Postby dannymac » Tue May 06, 4:42 pm

Thanx for the details on the beers we drank. I guess you won't have to send me that email/PM after all.

Had a great time partying with you (and everybody else) last week.
Hope to see you at Birdy's shindig in Prospect Park this summer, and maybe you can make the trip up here a few weeks later!

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Postby BigRigRob » Tue May 06, 11:31 pm

Mmmmmmm,.............. Beer

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Postby boneymaroni » Wed May 07, 1:58 am

Any dates set for Prospect Park?

Cheech and I would love to make it

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Postby Birdman » Wed May 07, 2:30 am

Not yet Boney,

But you know...Danny throws a big hullaballoo at his place and hotels are a butt load cheaper!

I'll let y'all know after I speaketh with the wife.

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Postby TAK » Wed May 07, 5:28 pm

Good report Koopa.
Nice partying with you.
BTW, you left us off the Channels party list. LOL!

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Postby dannymac » Wed May 07, 6:01 pm

Birdman wrote:But you know...Danny throws a big hullaballoo at his place and hotels are a butt load cheaper!
Although this year we may be throwing it at the wife's twin sister's place.
It's in the valley - 10 acres & a pond. Lot's of space to pitch a tent or park an RV.
Another benefit is that from NYC you can drive to the place without seeing any strip mining scars.

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Postby Planning-A-Trip » Wed May 07, 9:51 pm

Great report man. Brings back some nice memories.

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Postby koopa » Wed May 07, 11:14 pm

TAK wrote:Good report Koopa.
Nice partying with you.
BTW, you left us off the Channels party list. LOL!

Dag
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Thanks Tak. It was really nice partying with you as well. And as always, your hospitality and help makes an amsterdam vacation even more stress free!

Sorry for leaving you off the list...you were part of the "atleast 10 others I can't recall at this very wasted moment" LOL

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Postby koopa » Wed May 07, 11:15 pm

Cheers Burn001....

Really nice meeting you this year P-A-T Glad the report helps you relive the memories as well as it helps me to do the same!

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Postby TAK » Thu May 08, 12:04 am

koopa wrote:
TAK wrote:Good report Koopa.
Nice partying with you.
BTW, you left us off the Channels party list. LOL!

Dag
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Thanks Tak. It was really nice partying with you as well. And as always, your hospitality and help makes an amsterdam vacation even more stress free!

Sorry for leaving you off the list...you were part of the "atleast 10 others I can't recall at this very wasted moment" LOL


Party on man.
Hope to see you next year.
It looks like I'll miss the Stateside gatherings this year, so toke one for me when you are there.

Dag
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Postby chichi123 » Thu May 08, 1:02 am

Planning-A-Trip wrote:Great report man. Brings back some nice memories.



So will you be changing your name now? Did people call you PAT at the party, etc.? Hope you had a ball.
Cheech

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Postby Anne » Thu May 08, 1:06 pm

I'll read the complete report when I have an hour or two left ha ha.

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Postby lctricity » Thu May 08, 2:39 pm

Always a pleasure spending quality time with you. This year was no exception.

Appreciate your efforts to lay it all out so nicely.

Good Times.

Rock ON

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Allo Koopa...........

Postby oracle » Thu May 08, 3:11 pm

Glad you made it home, safe n sound.

It was great meeting up with yourself, Birdman, Blueberry n Ictricity, again. Wot an afternoon saturday was...............the pot rally then quality smokes, quality company and a quality coffeeshop, and not forgetting MileHighDenver and girlfriend for putting in so much effort for the legalise cannabis event. They worked their butts off..so congratulations to both of them and a heartfelt thank's from all of us.

Take care you guys' and Koopa go for it.....you know wot!!!

Best,

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Postby Dave J » Thu May 08, 6:40 pm

Excelent report, sure sounds like you had a great time.

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Postby Planning-A-Trip » Thu May 08, 9:25 pm

chichi123 wrote:
Planning-A-Trip wrote:Great report man. Brings back some nice memories.



So will you be changing your name now? Did people call you PAT at the party, etc.? Hope you had a ball.
Cheech


I had a blast. The channels crew was very fun to hang with. I'll have to see about changing my name to Planning-Next-Trip or some such. Wish you and Boney could have been there to hang with us. My stopover was in Chicago, and I was stuck for many hours on the ride home. I thought about you guys..

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Postby koopa » Thu May 08, 11:43 pm

Planning-A-Trip wrote:
chichi123 wrote:
Planning-A-Trip wrote:Great report man. Brings back some nice memories.



So will you be changing your name now? Did people call you PAT at the party, etc.? Hope you had a ball.
Cheech


I had a blast. The channels crew was very fun to hang with. I'll have to see about changing my name to Planning-Next-Trip or some such. Wish you and Boney could have been there to hang with us. My stopover was in Chicago, and I was stuck for many hours on the ride home. I thought about you guys..


If able to change the handle, might I suggest Planning-Another-Trip so you can keep the P-A-T acronym

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Postby koopa » Thu May 08, 11:46 pm

oracle and lctriticy its always a pleasure to see both of you guys. had a blast spending really good times with the both of you.

anne: you could just read one day's worth per day and have the entire report polished off by the end of the month :)

cheers

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Postby Anne » Fri May 09, 10:26 am

koopa wrote:anne: you could just read one day's worth per day and have the entire report polished off by the end of the month :)

So I have something to look forward to every day, ha ha. I'm sure it's a great report, don't get me wrong, but that goes a bit far. ;-)

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Postby koopa » Fri May 09, 12:56 pm

Anne wrote:
koopa wrote:anne: you could just read one day's worth per day and have the entire report polished off by the end of the month :)

So I have something to look forward to every day


More like so you don't have to overwhelm yourself on any one given day with the monotony of my adventures :)

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Postby Philter » Sun May 11, 5:04 am

Nice report, real debaunchery! I printed and read at work.

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Postby tuttiflutes » Sun May 11, 2:21 pm

Koopa,
next April I want to follow your trip report...I'm really bad with directions and will need my new channelite friends as guides....

It es really nice meeting all of you...

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Postby TAK » Sun May 11, 10:06 pm

tuttiflutes wrote:Koopa,
next April I want to follow your trip report...I'm really bad with directions and will need my new channelite friends as guides....

It es really nice meeting all of you...


Likewise, Flutes.

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