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15.05.2011 10:00 to 20:00
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City/Town: Alsace, France
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Meeting Point: SBB Basel

Hi everybody.

We are going for an easy day out in Alsace, France. You will need a car / ride for this trip and a navigator. Please specify in the RSVP if you have a car / need a ride / have a ride. I will provide further directions and timings as we get closer to this event. I think it would be the best if we would meet at the parking space at the SBB Bahnhof and go together.

UPDATE: Let's meet at the parking place by Media Markt (SBB Bahnhof) around 9:45 so that we can hit the road at 10!

Where are we going?

We will start with a short tour in castle Haut-Koenigsbourg. This castle has spectacular view over the region, and on a (very) clear day you can see all the way to the Alps. This magnificent view was of course useful during the middle ages, but during the Thirty Years' War it was destroyed by the Swedes.
In the year 1900, while Alsace belonged to Germany, a German Emperor, William II of Hohenzollern, started the restoration of the castle. His goal was not only to rebuild the castle, but also to make it as a museum of the Middle Ages.
Entrance fee: 8 € - if we reach more than 20 people, then 6 €



After that we are going to the Monkey Mountain!
And that is fun children. It’s a park where more than 280 monkeys are living in total freedom in 24 ha of forest and meadow. You can get popcorn from the staff to feed them from your hand and you will learn about the monkey’s social behavior.
Entrance fee: 8.50 € - for a group: 6.50 €




We will then end in a tiny little town called Riquewihr (pronounced like Reykjavík).
If you like Colmar, you are going to love Riquewihr. We will wander around, grab a beer, eat some traditional Flammeküeche and enjoy ourselves. I could eventually arrange wine tasting if there is interest for that.



Can you think of a better way to spend your Sunday? I certainly can’t!

RSVP'd Yes: 23 (12 members and 11 guests)
  • mimi1981 + 2 guests - just need to buy a baby seat for the car
  • cmirsky + 1 guest - YAY !!! Thanks Mirfield... (and of course the "MiMi`s"
  • JustRose - need a ride
  • 10pixels - will be riding with meeyat ... :)
  • Meeyat + 2 guests - fantastic! Meeyat + 2 guests + tkn and 10pixels in the car! (all seats taken)
  • Belgianmum + 1 guest - OK we're in. + Begga and JustRose . Possible place for one smallish behind.
  • Seb_sheppard - I would love to come, but have no car, so will need a lift please. If will exchange a lift for a sample of organic olive oil from my Spanish farm (have limited supply unfortunately).
  • zuzuni + 1 guest - will be riding with Angela!!
  • Begga + 1 guest - both riding with Belgianmum
  • saharanz + 2 guests - we're riding with TJ45
  • ThomasSSS - Yes, especially if I can find a ride...
  • TJ45 + 1 guest - Saharanz and co are riding with us.
RSVP'd Maybe: 12 (9 members and 3 guests)
  • ullainga + 1 guest - quite possibly, schedule permitting. Unless anybody is terribly afraid of dogs, we'd bring the puppies as well. 3 places in the car available too.
  • Sagar_KD - Might have friends from overseas that weekend.
  • JLF + 1 guest - Would love to come along. We will have to decide a little closer to the date though... :-)
  • Roshan
  • sezdee - oops, just realised I don't think i'm here that weekend :(
  • Aryans - There are 2 events for Alsace(one in April and other in May) and I am still not sure when to go. I will sign as RSVP now.
  • tkn - If I am in Switzerland. Thanks Meeyat for offering the ride!
  • MusicChick - Sounds lovely, I have a school fieldtrip sometime around those days, so cannot confirm yet.
  • Fidgety + 1 guest - Me and my 4 year old daughter. Have space one possibly 2 spaces in the car. Coming from French side near Basel, want to see the weather first.
RSVP'd No: 8
  • Miss Friis - Looks like a great trip, but will be in Denmark that weekend
  • LiquidPaper - Sorry, a commitment came up - maybe next time!
  • jrspet - Have phun - tis a lovely place but I am working.
  • amaraya - being kidnapped to an undisclosed location!
  • adrianlondon - Unfortunately I probably have to do some work that day
  • Justsquirrel - Very sorry but have to cry off this time, have a fabulous day :-)
  • Nil - Sorry, still not feeling enough fit to do a whole day out! Hope you all have a great time!
  • Flamelily - It is a lovely idea but we will be busy preparing our move. Hopefully next time!
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OK. One place reserved for Begga. 2 spots taken so only one possible space remaining (for a small person who doesn't mind being cosy in the back)
monkeys, castles and getting cosy all in one day!
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Shameless bump.
Only one week to go, hope no one forgot!
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Re: A leisurely day in Alsace

and a good thing you bumped it! wah! that's my birthday weekend and i was just informed by my boys that i am being surprised and have to free up those two days.

happy to have my surprise but looking forward to hearing about the trip and planning the same another weekend- have a great time and kiss the monkeys for me!

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Re: A leisurely day in Alsace

Thanks for the bump Begga I had completely forgotten

Best remind mirfield to book a mobility car for us and the Mirsky's.

EDIT: who put "munchkin is a monkey" as a tag? I hope it doesn't refer to mini mimi who doesn't resemble a monkey in the slightest.....
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Yep. I was a bit sceptical about this long term planning, but I guess this was a good test on how swissified EFers have become. Still long way to go.
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Sorry for going to a NO but if you hear me coughing you will know why
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Monkeys!!! :d
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Possible place for one smallish behind.
Does my bum look big in this car?
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Does my bum look big in this car?
Probably Would need a photo to confirm though.

We're still planning to be there. I can hear the groans now as I try to drag the little un out of bed at an unreasonably early hour on a Sunday morning.
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They're on EF too?
I'd be worried if he was he's only 11.
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I'm only 7.
Ah that explains a lot.
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Still have 2-3 seats available if anyone needs a lift?
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We have 2-3 seats available. Mimi and co are more than welcome to come with us, we have a car seat for munchkin also
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Our car is booked now.

Thank you though.
Sorry!
Anyways then we have these seats available, please no farters
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Anyways then we have these seats available, please no farters
Angela do you still have space for a couple?
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SUre zuzuni, shall we keep them for both of you?
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We have 2-3 seats available. Mimi and co are more than welcome to come with us, we have a car seat for munchkin also

Thanks Angela, that's really kind of you but as mirfield said, we have our car booked now. Plus I can't guarentee that mini mimi won't stink
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SUre zuzuni, shall we keep them for both of you?
yes please and thanks a lot!!!
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Thanks Angela, that's really kind of you but as mirfield said, we have our car booked now. Plus I can't guarentee that mini mimi won't stink
Well it would be Ok I love mini mimi BTW I have something for her that I will finally give her
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Not your cough, I hope.
LOL I am not infectious anymore just asthmatic
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