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Title: couple pics
Post by: uthristy on April 09, 2010, 04:17:37 PM
Just a few uploaded and to be honest most of the pics taken had little to do with beer :o
But heres some that don't cause my  "Worlds to collide" as  Kramer said to Georges Costanzas'

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_beerlist.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=beerlist.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_cannabisbeer.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=cannabisbeer.jpg)
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_couplewheats.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=couplewheats.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_demolen.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=demolen.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_dubble.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=dubble.jpg)
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_hoppybrews.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=hoppybrews.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_leffe-n-can.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=leffe-n-can.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_morewestmalle.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=morewestmalle.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_neededtheglass.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=neededtheglass.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_oudekriek.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=oudekriek.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_patersvaetjepub.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=patersvaetjepub.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_random1.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=random1.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_TroubabourIPA.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=TroubabourIPA.jpg)
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_random2.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=random2.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_random3.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=random3.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_random4.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=random4.jpg)
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_random5.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=random5.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_triple.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=triple.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_westmalle_fonteinen.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=westmalle_fonteinen.jpg)(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_who_n_can.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=who_n_can.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: mikeypedersen on April 09, 2010, 04:25:05 PM
Wow, I'm jealous!    :'(

What's the deal with the Cannabis Beer?  Is that dry-herbed?  Or does it just smell like Maharaja?   :D
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: uthristy on April 09, 2010, 10:39:58 PM

What's the deal with the Cannabis Beer?  Is that dry-herbed?  Or does it just smell like Maharaja?   :D

No idea as I have never tried any since first seeing it yrs ago.
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: BrewingRover on April 10, 2010, 12:13:09 AM

1am & blasted outta my head :D

Yeah, you look a little happy there  ;D Cool pics, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: 1vertical on April 10, 2010, 01:47:30 PM
Beer porn is seductive!  Now, me thristy :D
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: bluesman on April 10, 2010, 06:43:37 PM
Beer porn is seductive!  Now, me thristy :D

+1

I'm jealous now.

Nice pics!
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: uthristy on April 12, 2010, 11:14:01 AM
Another pic taken later that night.
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/th_redlitebirds.jpg) (http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/?action=view&current=redlitebirds.jpg)


Should I say that we're going back in aug. -> amsterdam 2 days , before heading down to Belgium to watch the F1 car races along with a proper beer-tour thurout the area.

Spa Francorchamps (http://visit-spa-francorchamps.page.tl/Travelling-to-the-Ardennes.htm)
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 12, 2010, 11:38:31 AM
I saw the 99 race at Spa. 

The worst part was setting in Belgium and the only thing available inside the track was Fosters.
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: theoman on April 12, 2010, 04:12:35 PM
Should I say that we're going back in aug. -> amsterdam 2 days , before heading down to Belgium to watch the F1 car races along with a proper beer-tour thurout the area.

Will you be sticking to the south or will you be spending any time in the Brussels area?
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: uthristy on April 12, 2010, 06:01:33 PM

Will you be sticking to the south or will you be spending any time in the Brussels area?

Not sure if we'll pick up the rental car in Brussels or Liège. We're hoping to stay at the same appt. in Resteigne so it will be mostly in the south. The wife's hamster is busy plotting/planning everyday
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: uthristy on April 23, 2010, 10:38:56 PM
90% of the latest pics have been uploaded>
Link (http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/Beer_Tour/?start=1160)

Everything tagged april 2010 is new.


Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: glitterbug on May 10, 2010, 04:00:37 AM
Nice pics. How often do you go to Europe?
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: uthristy on May 10, 2010, 11:44:48 AM
How often do you go to Europe?

Roughly twice per yr +/- but next year we're planning .. `moment of silence please , only 1 trip :o   

This will allow us to pay off our houses within 3-4yrs which is more important in the long run.
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: glitterbug on May 10, 2010, 04:48:12 PM
How often do you go to Europe?

Roughly twice per yr +/- but next year we're planning .. `moment of silence please , only 1 trip :o   

This will allow us to pay off our houses within 3-4yrs which is more important in the long run.


We spent too much on our last trip  :-\ Got any frugal travel tips?  ;D
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: uthristy on May 11, 2010, 12:06:52 PM
Last year we stayed @ http://www.pierresblanches.com/main.htm
apartment cost about 330euro  for the week  - saved  food cost by shopping & cooking ourselves.

Rental car was a VW Golf, 45-50+mpg saved more cash
When out traveling we ate where the locals ate- ask them whats good & cheap.
We flew into Frankfurt, Germany  which saved ~$500, even with train cost it paid off.

Oh yeah go off-season ;)

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The last trip >8 days cost $4800 total:
airfare-Martin Air from orlando to amsterdam
Krasnapolsky apartment in amsterdam,
train tickets all over NL and a trip down to antwerpen,
concert tickets,food, lots of beer, Xtra stuff
gas & parking fee`s for car in fl. airport


Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: glitterbug on May 12, 2010, 03:46:25 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The last trip >8 days cost $4800 total:
airfare-Martin Air from orlando to amsterdam
Krasnapolsky apartment in amsterdam,
train tickets all over NL and a trip down to antwerpen,
concert tickets,food, lots of beer, Xtra stuff
gas & parking fee`s for car in fl. airport

We did Dallas - Amsterdam - Paris - Poperinge - Brugge - Gent - Amsterdam in 9 days for around that same amount last year. We stayed in hotels and did not rent a car though.
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: uthristy on May 12, 2010, 06:03:50 PM
Your cost are well within the norm for a EU vacation -$4-5k for two people.  The trains are great but to really get around a car is a must, Dupont,Silly,Fantôme,Orval,Dubuisson,Achouffe are all out in the sticks.
Plus theres all these little places along the way >
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/Beer_Tour/th_beertour281.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/Beer_Tour/?action=view&current=beertour281.jpg)

That castle was just something we noticed while driving and decided to stop.

Another stumble upon, we decided to have lunch while looking over the landscape.>> link (http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/Beer_Tour/?start=960)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/Beer_Tour/th_beertour322.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/Beer_Tour/?action=view&current=beertour322.jpg)



Now some badnews>>
Lastnite over dinner  wife says the tickets for the F1 race will be around 900£  :o  `about lost my appetite but as she explained its once-in-a-lifetime experience.  More costs  to come I'm sure  :D 

But this will mean we've covered the entire eastern/southeast of Belgium leaving only the coastal areas for another time.
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: glitterbug on May 12, 2010, 06:52:40 PM
We both agreed that renting a car in the land of awesome beer = bad idea  ;D Maybe next time. I think we may hit up Japan for our next international trip.
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: uthristy on May 12, 2010, 06:57:00 PM
I think we may hit up Japan for our next international trip.

Bring a extra bag for the money alone :D 
Title: Re: couple pics
Post by: glitterbug on May 12, 2010, 07:39:29 PM
I think we may hit up Japan for our next international trip.

Bring a extra bag for the money alone :D 

It probably wont be for another few years and I plan on winning the lottery by then  ;D