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01-13-2006, 08:01 PM
We, Elaine, Bert and Rinie are planning a fun/photographic weekend 13/14th May in Rotterdam. Everyone is welcome, you don’t have be Dutch (Elaine says:’ the language will be English ;-)))’). We have 6 sleeping places, and we are arranging a weekend that you can <b>not</b> miss.
If you’re interested, contact one of us.
01-14-2006, 12:32 PM
Sounds great, I'll be there;)
Hi Elaine, Bert and Rinie....
I'm quite interested in this fun/photographic weekend on the 14th May. I'll bookmark this date. Please keep me posted too. Thanks for organising this Meeting. Groetjes!
01-15-2006, 01:49 PM
I wanna join you guys!
I accept an air ticket as a donation ;))
Kisses to you all. My heart and my thoughts will be there for sure.
01-16-2006, 09:37 PM
Hi Loong Wong,
An e-mail is coming your way!
01-18-2006, 12:24 AM
Hey smart ass, aren't you elaine's husband?? haha!! caught you on that one didn't I?
PS: hope i am not mistaken...oups!
Thanks for your email. Sound really nice both days.
I'll keep you posted. Because I'm planning my holidays too in May.
Still do keep in touch.
02-05-2006, 02:43 AM
hello Rinie, we can to go at the we to Rotterdam with pleasure! we have one 4x4 car and we can sleep on the top, no problem, i am waiting for your explain, it's possible we go with Eric' (eleparc)
read you soon
02-05-2006, 08:00 AM
Hey Francine, that would be great!! I was just thinking yesterday that I was going to write and invite you and Alexnadre, you seemed the persons who would love that. And in front of my house there is plenty of room to park the car. I see more RV's standing there overnight, It would be lovely to meet you, Francine. I'd better start improving my french ;-)
Will send you a private mail soon,
02-05-2006, 10:03 AM
not sure about the futur but i wish i can join you there ,o)
i know Rinie u can cook green cury ,o))
02-05-2006, 10:35 AM
thanks Rinie for your message, i am very happy to go to Holland and nice to meet you,
read you soon
02-05-2006, 11:07 PM
Hi Rinie, just to let you know that I'm also planning to come to the Rotterdam meeting. According to this thread so far, it might be a quite big gathering which would be really cool :)
Best wishes -
02-06-2006, 11:09 PM
Dear Fly, actually I'm counting on you already ;-)) would be lovely if you could make it!
And that greren curry...if its not happening in May, it will happen some other time, I'm sure. If necessary in your own kitchen!
02-06-2006, 11:25 PM
It would be great if you could come, I was hoping for that. Yes, we have some confirmations, and I guess more will come. With your travelling I guess you have been in the Netherlands before, but to see Rotterdam as we plan to show it to all you guys, I hope that will be new.
We will keep you posted!
02-07-2006, 04:49 PM
Hello Rinie (and everybody),
I could be interested in this meeting (actually, I'm really interested but not sure yet I can make it). I sent you an email a couple of weeks ago... Did you receive it?
02-07-2006, 05:00 PM
Yes, I received it. Sorry for not replying. So many mails came in, and I thought I had answered you. And with the lack of time, I guess I overlooked it, mea culpa ;-)
You are on our list as "interested, but not sure yet", so we would keep you posted anyway.
It would be great if you could make it anyway, in return I will join you on the Chinese New Year parade next year,
02-07-2006, 05:44 PM
hello Rinnie, my husband and me we shall go to Rotterdam, we can sleep in our car, no problem
02-08-2006, 12:20 AM
Hi rinie, i can see from Rome that this TE meeting in the NL has got a lot of success!!! glad to read that.. did you book me for your spare bed? i am coming for sure... and now that Simon has talked about the green ccurry, i cannot wait;-)
02-09-2006, 01:09 AM
Dear Netherlands TE Friends,
I confirm my presence with a so lovely and friendly people at this Workshop and Moment at TE. I had a e-mail information given before by your direct view, but now I can say that I will be there. In return and by e-mail I will contact all the chief masters and spring motion delivers of this session that I subscribe. In detail and only for some little and informative questions I will contact you directly.
Friendly yours and TFS. I will contact sooon.
02-09-2006, 09:51 AM
Dear Fernando, that is good news! Hopefully we will be able to make a great weekend out of it. I'm really looking forward to meet you!
02-11-2006, 01:39 AM
Hi Rinie and Elaine,
just checked my agenda and it seems this weekend is already busy for me on other plans that cannot be changed...i sent you a mail to tell you all about it Rinie... sorry;-(
02-12-2006, 08:13 PM
At the moment I am not sure to be there during the 2 days but I will try to be there al least the Saturday.
This is a nice idea.
02-13-2006, 07:42 PM
I can´t make it On Sunday,but I´m planing to join on Saturday.
02-13-2006, 10:05 PM
Hi Fred, that's great that you can come on Saturday! We will try to organize a great saturday!
Take care, Rinie
02-13-2006, 10:06 PM
That's good news indeed, Hermann! I'm glad you can make it.
Like bert already mentioned, coming weekend we will have a triple posting again.
02-23-2006, 12:01 AM
Since my heart and my thoughts would already be there with you I decided I should take the body too :D
I´m joing you in this fantastic meeting.
see you there :D can´t wait!
02-23-2006, 01:09 PM
I'm quiet sure that I can attend also!
I had foreseen something else on this saturday, but I would prefer to meet some TE of many European countries (and even more!).
Now I have to decide if I buy a D200 before the meeting to upload its pictures quicker after it :o)
02-23-2006, 08:00 PM
Great Isabel, it's gonna be fun and we can't wait too!
02-23-2006, 08:07 PM
Great that you'll we be coming too, it's gonna be fun with representatives of three continets in attendance. We'll keep you posted about the program!
The D200 would be a wise buy and make it almost the standard cam of the members visitting Rotterdam in May ;-)
02-28-2006, 12:13 AM
Hi guys. Well, it has been uncertain for much too long, but now I'm rather confident (99.99999%) that I'll be able to join you! I am looking very mucht forward to meeting you all! Cheers, Michael.
02-28-2006, 12:19 AM
Ahhh, that is good news Michael. We'll put you on our list, and will keep you informed when necessary. I'm glad with this message!
02-28-2006, 02:14 AM
Yes, I'll be there as planned, thanks all.
03-01-2006, 01:02 AM
I thought it might be a nice idea to keep an eye on each of you who confirmed on this forum that he/she will join the TE-meeting in Rotterdam. So I made a public list, see: <a href="http://www.trekearth.com/lists.php?lid=2894&ttype=photos" target="_blank">Rotterdam TE-meeting people</a>. Anybody who will be in Rotterdam but is not on this list yet, is invited to add himself/herself! Regards, Michael.
03-04-2006, 09:51 AM
Great idea, Michael. Now we all know what we are up against...no just joking. I think like myself many people know the photos before the photographers.
Glad to hear that you are joining us!
03-04-2006, 09:55 AM
I cant believe that you are coming all the way to rotterdam, but its fantadtic news and i know that Rinie is especially delighted.
Do you get the prize, Isabelle of travelling the furthest?
03-08-2006, 11:21 PM
Hi Elaine, Bert and Rinie
Sounds great and surely a meeting I would like to join - I’m about to check out the practical stuff such as train times etc.
Will there be any mattresses left for me.
03-08-2006, 11:42 PM
Great Jeppe, that you're coming too! There'll be surely a mattress for you and it will be very nice to meet. There's also a good bus service (Eurolines) between Denmark and Rotterdam but the traveltime is a bit long - 16 hours (http://www.eurolines.dk/)
Looking forward to the meeting and pls keep us posted,
03-13-2006, 08:03 PM
Hi Bert and Netherlands Friends,
I confirm my stay and have also the flights to go to this TE Event and to know also one European country that I never visited but it's time and take some photos for my remeberings. I send a e-mail also with the confirmation and shedule time to Berth and some information for further adjustments in my stay, that You could help.
Thanks very much and see you all soon at May.
All the best to you and also my friendly approach.
03-14-2006, 01:28 AM
I confirm my stay as well, I have booked my train ticket!
I'll send an email to Rinie with the details.
Looking forward to see you all in May!
03-18-2006, 04:26 PM
I can also confirm my coming, just receive the D200 ;o)
I'll send also a mail for details, like hotel, etc.
Hi Rinie, Bert and Elaine.....
I'm sorry to say that I can't make it both days. It was the same weekend that I'll be away for my holidays. As I expected unfortunately.
It's real pity I can't join the fun with you guys. Especially meeting TE members in real person. Anyway, have a GREAT TIME all of you !!!!
03-21-2006, 07:11 PM
Sorry to hear that you can't make it. I WANTED to read, that you can't make it BOTH days, so that one day you would come at least, but I guess I have to read it differently, you will not come at all. Too bad.
Well, who knows, if it's a lot of fun, we can do it on a yearly basis.
Enjoy your holidays!
03-21-2006, 09:32 PM
Thanks Rinie for all your care, take it easy, things will come by itself ... see you then the 13th in May with or without Thambi, as long that you ask if the Bokma is cooling in the frig :)).
03-22-2006, 03:19 PM
Hi Guys and gals... any chance that I can still jump in? I don't know when exactly and how I will arrive but probably lets say I will be there at least for the 13th in the morning (being 8h drive from where I live).
Please update me. Bala
03-22-2006, 10:22 PM
Hi Bala, that's great news! Of course you can still jump in, it would be very nice to have you here. Would you drive 8 hours for it?
Do you need a hotel? I'll send you a plan of rotterdam, with the hotels located on it. Let me know what you want. You've been in the Netehrlands before, so maybe you have friends here.
Would you add your name to this list that Michael created? This
<a href="http://www.trekearth.com/lists.php?lid=2894&ttype=photos"target= _blank>one</a>.
Take care, Rinie
03-28-2006, 10:30 AM
Hello Elaine, Bert and Rinie :)))
WOW this is looking great, look... so many people attending your meeting... i bet it will be fantastic :)
I will start to look for a nice (aka cheap) trip there, maybe i will stay a couple more days, hence i'm gonna spend money on the fligh i will try to get the most out of your lovely country :)
So... until know i can't compromise, but i will try :)
Just a silly newbie question: How on earth do i put myself on the list created by Michael_Gan???
Speaking about Michael!!! peace and love friend... :P
03-28-2006, 10:48 AM
I hope you are not going to spy on us on behalf of Dom Jose ;-)
I think you can go to "members"/lists", and then to TE meeting list, on the left side of the screen you have some options, one is 'join'. I hope that works.
I'll send you a link to a website that I'm creating. It might change later, so it's preliminary.
Take care, and please, come. It would be nice to meet you!
03-28-2006, 10:55 AM
Heyyyyy i did it, i've subscribed the list!!! yupiiiiii :P
My "preliminary" plans are:
- Fly from Faro (south of Portugal), via "transvia" flight (around 200€ two way ticket)
- Be there from 10th (wednesday) to 15th (monday) if i find a nice place to stay, this way i could be with you all the weekend (13th and 14th) and have a couple more days to walk around the city.
I've emailed Bert with a "SOS" message :))))
See you soon hoppefully, no more spying i promise :P
03-28-2006, 10:59 AM
Hey Mario! Despite our violent history, I have to admit that it would be great if you can come!!! Of course Rinie won't put any visits to Dutch windmills in the program of the TE-meeting to avoid any spying ;-) If we avoid the subject of windmills during the meeting, I think it must be possible to meet each other in peace and love...
03-28-2006, 01:10 PM
we have to subscribe to the list also?
03-28-2006, 01:25 PM
Hello Didier! That depends on your own wishes. Everybody who is coming to Rotterdam is invited to add himself/herself to the list. If you are planning to take a look at this list on a regular basis, then you can also subscribe to the list. If you do this, the list is automatically added to the category "My Lists" in the left column when you are looking on the TE-webpages. And that makes it easier for you to have a look at the pictures of these people, whenever you want.
I hope this explains the difference between 'add' and 'subscribe' to a list. If you need any more help, please let me know.
03-28-2006, 01:25 PM
Hi Didier, there's nothing you have to do, the list was created as a nice feature to see all the postings of the participants together. I myself regularly check it, although I do not have time to write much at the moment ;-((
You joined it already a while ago, right, so your photos are included.
p.s. can you translate the title of your panorama ;-) It's something with an affair in Liege?
03-28-2006, 01:48 PM
I received your SOS mail and replied - guess you're in good hands now ;-))
Looking forward to the Meet!
The date is not good at all - as I am on my way to South of France that weekend..
..but this TE gathering is a <i>must</i> and there is a chance I can make it by going:
Oslo - Amsterdam (Sterling) and later Eidhoven - Girona (Ryan) and then be picked up there by the madam, coming down from France..
..so why not
Just checking some details with Bert before final confirmation
03-28-2006, 04:31 PM
Hi Jack, it would great if you can come too! I received y'r e-mail and will do some research, I'll get back to you soon.
Everything is then arranged.
I'll arrive already at the 11th.
... so if anyone are around the 12th - it had been nice with a program for that day too :-)
03-28-2006, 07:20 PM
Hi you all,
I've created a simple website on which information is gathered about the weekend, such as the program, hotels, a map and useful links like the Dutch Railway System.
You can find it <a href="http://home.tiscali.nl/choff/TE-Meeting_Netherlands.htm"target=_blank>here</a>.
Check it out, it will be updated regularly.
03-28-2006, 07:45 PM
About the title of the panorama, it is about
wow, what's happening in Ličge!
Very good Rinie
If not too much work I suggest also to include:
- TE user name
- Mobile phone
03-28-2006, 11:07 PM
Hi Jack, some of this is already prepared, but we're not sure if we want this all for the whole world to see.
04-01-2006, 12:36 PM
I know it is a little late to sign up, but I allready "cleared it" with Rinie, I'm looking very much forward to it, it is such a great idea!
See you all in may
04-06-2006, 09:11 AM
Hi Rinie, I will also join! I guess Isabel talked to you. My question is: how does it work with the hotels?
THanks a lot!
04-06-2006, 07:30 PM
Hi Anton! Welcome to the Wonderful World of the TrekEarth meeting ;-)
You and Isabel can teach us something about street photography then ;-). There will be more street photographers though, so I stop mentioning names.
Did you find the website already? You can find all sorts of information. It is here: <a href="http://home.tiscali.nl/choff/TE-Meeting_Netherlands.htm"target=_blank>here</a>. There's also information about hotels etc.
04-07-2006, 08:51 AM
Thanks! Will do my booking soooooon!
04-11-2006, 03:02 PM
I will definitively attend this meeting !
I'll do train/hotel reservation asap and then provide requested informations to Bert.
04-11-2006, 06:18 PM
Unfornutatly i must drop this meeting :((((((
I had a major problem with my car, broken engine, and the repair will cost me all my savings... there goes my easter holidays...
Wish you a great time, have fun there !
04-12-2006, 08:48 PM
Ola amigo, what a misfortune, the broken engine of y'r car! And such a pitty that due to this you won't be able to attend the Meet. I wish you strength with all of this and we'll miss you.
Best regards and maybe we can change our beer drinking on a Lisboa terrace in september, into a Lisbon TE meet ;-)
04-13-2006, 01:02 PM
The Meeting is not a vacation, we will work hard!
Sorry for your car, I was delighted to meet you, hope it will work another time.
04-19-2006, 05:35 PM
Hi Mario, what a bummer - sorry to hear about your car and that you will not be able to attend our TE Meeting after all.
WE can now put the visit to the windmills back in the program :)
04-19-2006, 07:24 PM
Hahahaha, Elaine, you made me laugh out loud, and that's just what I needed.
Yeah Mario, really sorry to hear that you can't make it. Can't you do without a car? I don't have one, and I'm perfectly happy.
No really, I'm sorry that you can't make it, I was really looking forward to meet my former 'enemy'.
Take care, and until next time, Rinie
04-23-2006, 07:55 PM
I´ve found a way to be there, only 24 hours, but I dont really want to miss the opportunity to know all of you. So, please, count me in.
04-23-2006, 10:42 PM
Great that you can join us Miguel, we really aprreciate your effort.
04-30-2006, 06:19 PM
The time is fast approaching for our TE Meeting in Rotterdam.
Rinie, Bert & I have been busy with the preparations which are shared with you on the website:
We plan to rendezvous at the Spido (boat) departure at 12:45 on Saturday 13th May.
(just under the famous Erasmus bridge)
A few (Richard, Norbert, Rudy, Isabel, Jack, Line, Didier and Jeppe). have informed us of their arrival details.
It would help us if we were to know what time you plan to arrive in Rotterdam, and if you have a mobile phone available, please tell us your number.
We are estimating the cost of the weekend to be Euro 75. This package includes:
75 mins Spido Harbor trip
Entry to the Dubbelde Palmboom museum
A guided tour in Delfshaven
Dinner - (soup, pizza or pasta, dessert, water, 2 glasses of wine and coffee) in Da Gaetano restaurant. Saturday evening
Entry to the Arboretum Trompenburg
Lunch in the Bazaar restaurant - Sunday
We are assuming that the guest participating in the Saturday program only - will stay for dinner. Please let us know otherwise.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
We are looking forward to meeting you and having a great weekend. We have ordered sunshine :)
Elaine, Rinie & Bert
05-07-2006, 06:18 PM
Thanks for sending your info to us as requested, - there are just a few who still need to inform us when they will arrive and provide us if possible with a contact number.
As mentioned earlier the cost for the two-day package will be Euro 75 per person. We have strived to keep the costs as low as possible and have managed to obtain a small donation from the City of Rotterdam. We would like to collect the Euro 75 from everyone onboard the Spido, so please make sure that you have enough cash. The persons only staying for Saturday ---- will be charged Euro 56,50.
A few of you will arrive before the official start on Saturday 13th May at 12:45 - 13:00 at the Spido Boat - and we thought it may be nice to meet up Friday evening if you are at a loose end for a beer.
We are proposing the Hotel New York - the link will bring you to directions http://www.hotelnewyork.nl/eng/quick/index_directions.html
We shall be there around 20:00 --------
Looking forward to meeting you all Friday or Saturday,
Elaine, Bert & Rinie
05-08-2006, 01:04 AM
There's something that I wanted to let you know, we have a full moon on May 13, and if my information is correct, she should be visible from 10 PM. Of course, after dinner there's a possibility for a nighthunt for those who want to go. Rotterdam by night is attractive as we have a beautiful Museum harbour, situated near the starting point Spido. Look at this <a href="http://www.trekearth.com/themes.php?thid=3285"target=_blank>theme</a>.
So, it might be useful to bring your tripod.
See you all on Friday or Saturday,
05-08-2006, 08:54 PM
Plane and hotel are booked, so I'm looking forward to meet you all. Thanks to Rinie, Bert and Elaine for doing such a great job with this.
05-08-2006, 10:48 PM
About the Moon, its phase will be 99%, so full as you said, but take care it will not go high in the sky, maximum about 20 degrees.
Try to find a place with a good view to south east!
See you soon
05-08-2006, 11:36 PM
You sound like an expert!
Open or download Google Earth and find us a place where she shines over the water ;-)
See you Friday, I'm looking forward to it.
05-09-2006, 01:13 AM
great organisation !
It looks you all gonna have a wonderful meeting
wish you all the best and happy photo hunting :)
05-09-2006, 01:20 AM
Hi Cessy, there's room for more, come over! ;-)
I hope we have good weather, the last days the light was flat and overcast.
Thanks for the good wishes.
05-09-2006, 10:21 PM
Great, Torben that you will be joining too!
05-09-2006, 10:28 PM
Only four days before the Rotterdam meet and a couple of members are allready on their way. So high time time to create a group theme for the Meet. It's called 'TE Meet in Rotterdam'.
CU all coming saturday (and some Friday)!
05-10-2006, 01:25 AM
The website is updated with the latest information!
Click <a href="http://home.tiscali.nl/choff/TE-Meeting_Netherlands.htm"target=_blank>here</a>.
See you soon, Rinie
I hope you a lot of FUN, Vanessa and I wish we could have come !
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