Ed the Head's 12th Annual Amsterdam Is Mijn Mekka Hajj - May 12-21

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Ed the Head's 12th Annual Amsterdam Is Mijn Mekka Hajj - May 12-21

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Ed the Head's 12th Annual Amsterdam (Is Mijn Mekka) Hajj is now set.

Arriving May 12 06:30 :shock: Love getting a FULL FRIDAY!
Leaving May 21 17:20 :( Always so sad to leave, but SO GLAD I CAME AND CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK :!:

Staying, (where else?) THE BULLDOG HOSTEL! Bedankt AGAIN to Manager Extraordinaire Robert for getting me in the 'booked' hostel!

FINALLY going to make it Keukenhof 8) , with a confirmed date of Sunday May 14th. Coupling this with a sleep over visit with relatives in Leiden May 13th :D . Note to SELF: Wynand Fockink gift shopping ARRIVAL DAY!!

Other than that, I plan I attending the free lunchtime concert at the Concertgebouw Wednesday May 17th. I am also on TicketSwap.NL to try and get into Paradiso May 16th to see John Moreland.

Lastly, get over to Chicago Boom for REAL this time :wtf: (see last years trip reportviewtopic.php?f=10&t=32179&start=15, classic stoner move).

Casa Nostra is still going strong so it will be good to see Manuel and Davide again. Also confirmed Sandra is in country and up for a dinner and catch up, time to be firmed up.

Robert's arm is healed so hopefully we can get out together for some golf. He sounds way better than me, with his expected and dissatisfactory 84 being 1 better than my best game and 11.3 better than my average. I understand my level may frustrate him, it was very nice of him to offer me use of his clubs.

Hoping for some patches of sunshine :lol: but bringing an umbrella :wink:

Can't wait to INDULGE
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ALMOST FORGOT!!

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:shock:
I almost forgot the best part.

Airfare costs are down SIGNIFICANTLY as compared to last year :!:
US$760 down from US$1424 last year :D

:idea: Good time to think about going to The Netherlands from the US :wink:
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Posted on the May Whos In Town page.

Have a great trip.

Enjoy
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FlyByNite wrote: Sat 4th Mar 2017 12:20 am Posted on the May Whos In Town page.

Have a great trip.

Enjoy
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ed the head wrote: Fri 3rd Mar 2017 11:01 pm :shock:
I almost forgot the best part.

Airfare costs are down SIGNIFICANTLY as compared to last year :!:
US$760 down from US$1424 last year :D

:idea: Good time to think about going to The Netherlands from the US :wink:
You have inspired me!! With Wifey's rehab completed, looking at September!

Don't forget to feed the Fly; Menu shots are always appreciated!!

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notsofasteddie wrote: Sat 4th Mar 2017 01:59 am
ed the head wrote: Fri 3rd Mar 2017 11:01 pm :shock:
I almost forgot the best part.

Airfare costs are down SIGNIFICANTLY as compared to last year :!:
US$760 down from US$1424 last year :D

:idea: Good time to think about going to The Netherlands from the US :wink:
You have inspired me!! With Wifey's rehab completed, looking at September!

Don't forget to feed the Fly; Menu shots are always appreciated!!

Bedankt
Happy to hear that, enjoy!
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Am finally going to make it to Keukenhof this year too! Looks amazing there and there's a coffeeshop in Lisse that doesn't look too far away either :D
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ysmugu wrote: Sat 4th Mar 2017 07:58 pm Am finally going to make it to Keukenhof this year too! Looks amazing there and there's a coffeeshop in Lisse that doesn't look too far away either :D
I've been warned by locals to expect an older crowd. They tell me I can expect to be on the younger side at 56!
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Have Fun :mrgreen: :mrgreen: air fare is down we were budgeting $1,200 got them for $458 :D :D
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Willjay wrote: Sat 4th Mar 2017 10:07 pm Have Fun :mrgreen: :mrgreen: air fare is down we were budgeting $1,200 got them for $458 :D :D
:D
8) more budget for cannabis
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