Meetup in the Netherlands

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Hégé
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Hégé » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:49 pm

I won't be coming. It's too far away for me :( Next time if it's closer to belgium! Have a nice time.

Ayanka
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Ayanka » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:13 pm

Same, I'm afraid. I had hoped the middle of the Netherlands would be a bit closer to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.Not that I mind the other parts in the least, but public transport is so much better there. I looked it up, but 3 hours one way and 3 hours back might be a bit much. So maybe next time :).

Cornerman
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Cornerman » Wed May 03, 2017 5:10 am

I would like to join the meeting as well if still possible. Would love to share ideas.

simplex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by simplex » Fri May 05, 2017 3:14 am

Hi,

@Ayanka , Wageningen is easily reached by train from Amsterdam and Rotterdam in about an hour (actually the geographic midpoint of NL is quite close to Wageningen).

We can also move to another place, if that cuts down journey times.

NickHalden
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by NickHalden » Fri May 05, 2017 1:42 pm

So I am probably going to be there, how late will it take place?

Ayanka
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Ayanka » Sat May 06, 2017 2:36 pm

simplex wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 3:14 am
Hi,

@Ayanka , Wageningen is easily reached by train from Amsterdam and Rotterdam in about an hour (actually the geographic midpoint of NL is quite close to Wageningen).

We can also move to another place, if that cuts down journey times.
I think that as it is the middle of the country it is a logical choice. However, it is one hour from Antwerp to Rotterdam by train and 2.5 hours to Ede. This is if none of the trains are late and I miss none and the Antwerp-Rotterdam line is notorious for being late. For me personally it is not worth being in a train for 5 hours in a day, but I also don't want you guys to reschedule to make it easier for me, I knew this could happen when I heard the middle of the Netherlands :).

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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by rube » Sat May 06, 2017 4:34 pm

NickHalden wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 1:42 pm
So I am probably going to be there, how late will it take place?
Send me all an PM with your email (I still have those from last time) and we can make an email group to discuss the exact details.

Last time we met up late afternoon till late evening. Something similar now would work for me.

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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by simplex » Mon May 08, 2017 2:50 pm

So I might have missed it, but when is the meeting?

J_
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by J_ » Wed May 10, 2017 1:09 pm

Hi Simplex, some posts before thisone Dutchgirl suggested to all saturday 27 of May. Is that ok for you as you are most important for all of us..

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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by simplex » Thu May 11, 2017 1:52 pm

Hi,

so May 27th. Welcome at my place in Wageningen.

Proposed meeting schedule:
around 15:00 arrival
having some cake and talking
if it is hot we can go for a swim in the river Rhine
telling ERE stories and asking questions
making a camp-fire and having some food
leave when you are ready

SUGGESTIONS FOR CHANGES WELCOME

Maybe we can coordinate further particulars by email. I think rube has the email addresses?

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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by J_ » Sat May 13, 2017 11:56 am

Thanks again Simplex for your hospitality!
Have a swim in the Rhine would be wonderful, as it is now pure enough. Hope to see you all.

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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by rube » Sun May 14, 2017 4:30 am

Hi all, please check your email. Below is the list of planned participants (10 so far). If you have not received an email, please send me a PM.
Cornerman, I have not received you email address. Please send me a PM (I'll send you a PM as well).

Email send to:
Rube
J_
DutchGirl
Quadalupe
Simplex
Nick Halden
McTrex & vrouw
Lente

Cornerman (need email address)

Hege -> cancelled
ayanka -> cancelled

Hankaroundtheworld
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Hankaroundtheworld » Tue May 16, 2017 3:10 am

Veel plezier, had het graag bij geweest

simplex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by simplex » Wed May 31, 2017 2:41 am

The meetup last Saturday went ahead.

This meeting was a bit different from the first one. What did we do?
- getting to know each other. That was rather interesting to me, because the real world background of some was very different, and at the same time had many similarities.
- group discussion, mixed with personal experience about the ERE journey and plans for the future
- great food, prepared by everybody
- short cycle tour to the river Rhine for a quick swim
- afterparty in the garden with continuing discussion until it became dark

Looking back, meeting J_ and Ru Be again was great. We could compare how we had fared since the last meetup. And meeting the new participants opened my eyes towards different choices and lifestyles.
Thank you for coming!

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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by DutchGirl » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:09 am

It sounds like you had fun. And it sounds like it was interesting. Sorry that I couldn't be there.

I came here to update you on my mother-in-law (who is 76 years old): it turns out that she has a relatively benign cancer type of which only few people die. Most people die with it, not because of it. We're glad that it turns out this way. She's recovering from the surgery at home now.

NickHalden
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by NickHalden » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:12 am

Yes it was fun Simplex, thanks for being the host :)

Looking forward to the next one.

McTrex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by McTrex » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:38 am

Thanks for hosting Simplex! It was great meeting you all, hope to see you again at the next meeting!

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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Cornerman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:20 am

Sounds like a cool meeting, unfortunately my health got in the way of attending. Hopefully next time :)

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