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14.08.2011
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City/Town: Val-de-Travers
Event Type: Other
Meeting Point: Champs du Moulin

Hi all,

Odile and I were thinking of going for a walk around this beautiful area and then having a BBQ or eating in a restaurant around those parts. Who's up for it? I am!
RSVP'd Yes: 12 (6 members and 6 guests)
  • Kamarate
  • Belgianmum + 2 guests - Sounds good. Will I need my hiking boots?
  • johntagg
  • MikeandDzet + 1 guest - We'll be there. First EF event.
  • stephen_NE - I will be there. Coming by train, will bring a salad.
  • Aussie kev + 3 guests - I would also like to come along to meet you all. The Bbq sounds great.Will be with my wife and 2 boys,8 and 12. Can I drive to the place?
RSVP'd Maybe: 4 (2 members and 2 guests) RSVP'd No: 3
  • HelenT
  • zymogen - I have to work. :(
  • MusicChick - Ah,I would love to come,esp. seeing the small kids' ages,but gotta leave CH today for school,argh...next time,Odile,we have ditched plans for too long.
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Old 12.08.2011, 12:52
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

What a great idea. It is just a shame that my other half and I are already making the trip from Basel on the Saturday to see the contemporary art exhibition in and around Motiers. So it will have to be another time.
Have fun!
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Old 13.08.2011, 00:05
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

We'll be getting the train from Neuchâtel. Will folk be getting the 10.40 train?
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

Yes, I will.
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Old 13.08.2011, 10:15
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

I'm planning to get that one, yes.

The forecast is looking a bit more optimistic this morning - Météosuisse is now saying that the rain will be arriving from the south-west, with first risk of showers Sunday afternoon and more widespread rain during the night of Sunday to Monday.
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

As I am writing the sun is shining up here in t'mountains. But the local paper says rain with high wind and storms- so as the spot chosen is under tall trees by the river- being there with thunder and high winds does not sound too good. So time for a plan change- all come to our house so we have somewhere covered to bbq and somewhere warm to eat/chat if and when weather turns nasty. What do do you think? 10.40 train from Neuch arrives at 11.20 in Fleurier, turn immediately left as you exit train and the bus will be just there waiting to leave at 11.21 (they always wait for train). Mike (+Tzet know where we live and will tell the driver than walk you to us (10 mins on bus, 2 minutes walk). Is that OK? PM if you have questions. Belgianmum knows where we are- so I'll check the list and send directions by pm, I think only to Mr and Mrs Ittigen.

So see the train and bus folk at 11.34 and the drivers any time after 11.

What a shame, but better safe and warm.
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Old 13.08.2011, 11:12
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

A shame indeed, especially considering how lovely and sunny it is right now! If I'm with people on the train who know where they're going, then no problems. My only question is regarding fares. Is Fleurier and the bus trip up to yours still within zone 11? I assume it's not. If not, do you know which zone it's in? I could buy a ticket while at Neuchâtel station tomorrow.
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Sorry, didn't realise - we are in Zone 33!
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

Alright, sounds like a plan. Me and Dzeti will be at the train station for 10.40. We'll be the speccy short arses talking English. One of us is a little bit browner than the other.

We're off to Migros to pick up some meat and things.
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

It is CHF3.50 each way if you have the half price card.
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Please look out for Uno'sgarden who will be coming from Zurich with 2 little ones. Mike knows how to get you all here safely - let's hope he can pronounce the name of our house, lol. Better start practising from short sharp 'u's.
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

I'm rearranging my other plans for Sunday afternoon and will still be coming despite the change of venue. I'll be on the 10:40 train (tall, fair hair, glasses) and know the way to Odile's house from the bus stop.
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If you ask the driver he'll stop you at the bottom of the path to our house.
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

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Better start practising from short sharp 'u's.
It's alright, I'm pretty sure I've got that covered (although I may have to practise my glottal, phlegmy, Swiss "r" sound ).

It looks like a friend of mine might be coming with me. I am quite tall with a French horn on my shoulder. If I'm with her, she is taller with red hair and a broad American accent.
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The more the merrier. Any more with musical instruments? Lovely sunshine now - grrr- typical.
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

I'd just like to clarify that I haven't had a French horn surgically fused to my shoulder, it's a tattoo.
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

I have a flute, neither tattooed nor welded to me but just gathering dust. Haven't played it for many years sadly.
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Dust it, have a quick practice and bring it! What a good excuse for starting to play again. If you are very lucky, my OH might play his accordion.
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

Ah, maybe not this time... it has been five or six years since I last played, it will take more than a quick practice to get my mouth and fingers back into shape for it !
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Fair dos- but it would be brilliant if your current lack of work activity gave you the chance to play again (says she, the musical failure of the family to my late mum's great disappointment- she was a talented pianist and cellist, and both my daughter are excellent musicians).
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Re: Val-de-Travers walk 'n' munch

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The more the merrier. Any more with musical instruments? Lovely sunshine now - grrr- typical.
I'll see if Mike wants to bring his guitar but I suspect the answer will be negative. Will rustle up a pud of some sort. Maybe a bit later than 11 at yours though.
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