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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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Eurowotsit was last night.

We didn't win
Oh hang on.

That Eurowotsit.

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That Eurowotsit.

We won't win that either.
Hey... I`m just being polite....
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Very last minuet: Did anyone have car places left? There was a last minuet drop out and now a lovely couple are without a ride
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Very last minuet: Did anyone have car places left? There was a last minuet drop out and now a lovely couple are without a ride
Thanks Begga... We are a lovely couple... Aren`t we ???
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We just made it home, thanks so much Begga for organizing and everyone else for the great company. We made a short detour to a winery everybody was sleeping on the way back LOL

Thanks!
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Re: A leisurely day in Alsace

Thanks Begga for organizing this day. Had a lovely time and as usual, with lots of new interesting people.
Any other events soon?
Hope to see you all again soon.

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Old 16.05.2011, 10:00
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Thanks guys, I'm glad you had fun.

It was a bit like Friday the 13th had shifted over to Sunday
But as always, when you have good company, it makes it all better.
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I think I leave the organisation to someone else for the next one.
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Re: A leisurely day in Alsace

Thanks Begga for organizing and all for the great company! It was a lovely day and i look forward to the next adventure! Of course i say adventure because you never know what will come about when we try to plan another event! Hope you had as much fun as i did!

P.S. ill start looking into some fun options for the next excursion!
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TO Belgium mum and the people on the car behind us sorry for hitting the dirt road, it was a mistake from the navigator LOL We hope it made you laugh as much as it made us laugh
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Re: A leisurely day in Alsace

Sorry we let you down Mirsky's I was poorly sick until the early evening with palpitations and generally feeling like crap. I couldn't eat or drink as my mouth felt like it was on fire I did tell mirfield to go without me but he wouldn't.

Feeling better today but still not 100% and gutted we missed what was planned to be an excellent trip for mini-mimi.
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TO Belgium mum and the people on the car behind us sorry for hitting the dirt road, it was a mistake from the navigator LOL We hope it made you laugh as much as it made us laugh
Yep it made us laugh too (although my little car was less well equipped for it than yours) . One of the highspots for my son in fact.

We had a fun day and Rob, Justrose and Begga now have my boy as their number one fan. He had a fab time.

Sorry about the GPS malfuncton which led to the seriously long journey there though
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Yep it made us laugh too (although my little car was less well equipped for it than yours) . One of the highspots for my son in fact.
LOL it was very funny as it said "turn right now" and we where thinking WTH?
LOL glad you enjoyed it

TO mimi: HOpe you are feeling better!!! *hugs*
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TO Belgium mum and the people on the car behind us sorry for hitting the dirt road, it was a mistake from the navigator LOL We hope it made you laugh as much as it made us laugh
Definitely the WTF of the day
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Old 16.05.2011, 16:25
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Sorry we let you down Mirsky's I was poorly sick until the early evening with palpitations and generally feeling like crap. I couldn't eat or drink as my mouth felt like it was on fire I did tell mirfield to go without me but he wouldn't.

Feeling better today but still not 100% and gutted we missed what was planned to be an excellent trip for mini-mimi.
No Worries. "Plan B" worked out just nicely...
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Re: A leisurely day in Alsace

Thanks Begga for arranging
Sorry we did not see much of you all, we waited around a bit but witht he kids and the drizzly rain we decided to head on back but enjoyed the day and met some lovely new people.

Look forwrad to join some more EF events
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