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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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So I kinda lost the seat reservations now... Does anyone have a spare seat for Rob?
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So I kinda lost the seat reservations now... Does anyone have a spare seat for Rob?
We do

If Rob is the guy with the olive oil I am very happy LOL
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Re: A leisurely day in Alsace

I still have 2-3 spare seats. Would be good to have some travel companions, we don't smell but the little guy will want to know everything about you!
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We could probably squeeze him in too. As long as his bum won't look big in my car
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his bum
I really hope he isn't reading this, his ego would tear the roof off by now.
Okay, let's try to squeez him with Belgianmum too. I hope your son has a good level of tolerance. Me, Justine and Rob is a bit crazy combo.
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I really hope he isn't reading this, his ego would tear the roof off by now.
Okay, let's try to squeez him with Belgianmum too. I hope your son has a good level of tolerance. Me, Justine and Rob is a bit crazy combo.
I think he'll probably have a ball. He could talk the hind legs off a donkey so prepare yourselves to be interrogated.
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He could talk the hind legs off a donkey so prepare yourselves to be interrogated.
How does that work, do they just stand there until their legs drop off or does he run after them?
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I still have 2-3 spare seats. Would be good to have some travel companions, we don't smell but the little guy will want to know everything about you!
I have decided to go.. Is there a seat still available somewhere? or have they all been claimed?
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Sorry ThomasSSS my seats are now full, I hope you find a spot!
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How did I miss this? Potential KFC?

Sounds like a fun day as well. Hope you all have fun
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So I kinda lost the seat reservations now... Does anyone have a spare seat for Rob?
Now i am confused. Belgianmum, i still have a space in your car right?
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Sorry guys, won't make it. this mama still not feeling enough fit for a whole day out. I am too sleep deprived and still have some pain.

You should organise a road trip to Barca next time!
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How did I miss this? Potential KFC?

Sounds like a fun day as well. Hope you all have fun
I can give you and the missus a ride to Basel and back but my car will be full thereafter. (anyway you deffo don't qualify as a small behind your bum would look really big in my car)

Maybe you could get a lift with someone else from Basel onwards. I think Angela still has one space but don't know about anybody else.


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Now i am confused. Belgianmum, i still have a space in your car right?
Yep you have a space with Rob and Begga plus my little guy.
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Re: A leisurely day in Alsace

Not to be a Harbinger of gloom, but the weather forecast for Sunday (and Saturday for that matter) does not look promising...

Is there a "Plan B" ?
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Not to be a Harbinger of gloom, but the weather forecast for Sunday (and Saturday for that matter) does not look promising...

Is there a "Plan B" ?
Take an umbrella?
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I can give you and the missus a ride to Basel and back but my car will be full thereafter. (anyway you deffo don't qualify as a small behind your bum would look really big in my car)

Maybe you could get a lift with someone else from Basel onwards. I think Angela still has one space but don't know about anybody else.




Yep you have a space with Rob and Begga plus my little guy.
I have a place for your wife (ehem I am not calling fat just err big boned?) but there was somebody else, check with Begga!
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Weekend got busy for me but hope you all have a good time. I would accept a posted zinger
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Not to be a Harbinger of gloom, but the weather forecast for Sunday (and Saturday for that matter) does not look promising...

Is there a "Plan B" ?
I know

Please everyone, vote in the pool what you want to do.
Postpone the leisurely day in Alsace?
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Re: A leisurely day in Alsace

i vote go go go go go! monkeeeeyyyyyyss are cool! besides a little rain wont hurt. bring a rain jacket and you'll be ok
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Re: A leisurely day in Alsace

The trip is ON for this Sunday!!

It seams to me that the majority want's to keep the date and I agree.
And look, the swiss weather forecast already changed the weather for Basel on sunday from rainy to cloudy! Here's hoping!

Remember your passports and some €!

See you all on Sunday. Can't wait!!
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