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Weekend In Germany…

Monday, May 29, 2006
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We arrived early Friday evening, picked up the rental car, which happened to be one of those horrid Mercedes A class thingies. We checked into the hotel, then went and got some food from the bar.

The waiter was in a bad mood because there were some overly loud patrons in the bar, and we could tell that they were pissing him off. He wasn’t very talkative, but to be fair, he couldn’t speak English, and we couldn’t speak German.

We ate our food, got drunk, and went to bed. We were absolutely knackered.

Saturday, we woke up early, and went into the citry centre, to look around, and to do some shopping. We didn’t buy much, mostly memorabilia stuff. The World Bowl was being held that evening in Dusseldorf, so there were shitloads of NFL Europe football supporters out and about. (We had tickets to the game incidentally).

We spent most of the day getting lost, in fact, we managed to forget where we’d parked the car, and it took us about an hour’s worth of walking up and down the centre, before we finally located where we’d parked the car.

We quickly drove back to the hotel, dropped off our wares, and made our way to the LTU arena, where the game was being played.

The place was absolutely packed out, and for some reason, I hadn’t expected it to be as busy as it was. Anyway, when we finally parked up, the heavens opened, and it pissed it down with rain. We were parked about twenty minutes away from the arena, and all the time we were walking, it rained like a mother f*cker. Thank God, The Tall Guy (who was a boy scout) had remembered to bring our pair of matching waterproofs (we looked ridiculous, but at least we didn’t get as wet as some people) which we donned, prior to starting the twenty minute walk.

We had sideline seats, so we had a good view of the game. Unfortunately, we were sat behind a couple of loudmouth Amsterdam Admirals supporters, who appeared to be having some kind of farting competition. They were foul, and so were the smells coming from their arses. Dirty bastards.

The game was ok. Frankfurt Galaxy beat the Amsterdam Admirals by 22 – 7. I was glad when it was all over.

We then started on the long journey back to the car, to find that we couldn’t find where we’d parked. Sigh. It took us 45 mins of scrabbling round in the dark to finally find the blasted car, and by that time, I was thoroughly fed up.

We were going to nip out for something to eat, but honestly, once we’d got back to the hotel, we just couldn’t be arsed, so we went into the hotel bar again, and got some food. After that, we went up to our room, and snuggled into bed (after a good hot bath!) it was heaven.

On Sunday, we stayed in the room until check-out time, then we went to the harbour, where we walked along the Rhine, and ate lots of fatty foods. Bliss.

Our flight wasn’t until 9pm that evening, so we decided to waste some time, by going on an hour-and-a-half boatride. What a fucking joke. It felt like we were on there for 3 hours, talk about dull. It didn’t help that the wind speed had picked up, and was blowing us around for the entire journey. Sigh.

I was very grateful, when the boat trip came to an end.

Anyway, we collected our luggage from the hotel, and went to the airport.

I’ve never been so glad to get home from anywhere in my life.

Neither The Tall Guy nor I were overly keen on this particular German city. We’ve been to Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Dresden , and they’ve been ok, but for us personally, Dusseldorf was a wash-out.

The hotel was nice though, even though we didn’t spend much time in it. The staff there were great too. But that was about it, as far as enjoyment goes, we’ve been to much better places.

Anyway, hope you guys enjoy the pics, I’m off to watch Smallville!

Up above the clouds…

TG in God knows where…

Konigsalee – Merman and babies

Wanker Fan

Cute butts

Frankfurt Galaxy fans in town

TG with American flag

River Boat on the Rhine

In main shopping district

Ben and Jerry’s.


  • Valeen
    May 29
    10:45 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun weekend. I’da kicked the idiots at the game in the back of the head.

    Those of you in GB/Europe are extremely lucky in your flight costs. It was something we noticed when we were in N.Ireland last fall – the cost to fly is wicked cheap. We could have gone to Scotland from Belfast for something stupid like four pounds, and to Spain was 22 pounds. We can’t even get past airport main doors for four pounds.


  • Tilly Greene
    May 29
    10:51 pm

    No one really understands why many women in America enjoy watching “football”…hello, uniform is prime for showing off the fit backside and there are loads to see!

    Nice pic – thank you ma’am 🙂


  • Anne
    May 29
    11:55 pm

    Wow, sounds like an interesting weekend Karen. I’m glad your home safe and sound… and in your dry and nice-smelling home. : ) Great pics of you and TTG. Very nice. : ) You’re such a doll *G*


  • Lanie (NZ)
    May 30
    12:06 am

    I’m sitting here looking at the pic of you in a tank top and I’m v envious. It’s so cruddy here at the moment. I hate winter *grumble grumble*.



  • Michelle B
    May 30
    5:13 am

    What a trip! Great pictures. Thanks for sharing:)


  • solaine
    May 30
    9:35 am

    Welcome back, Karen. Sounds like an experience, to say the least.

    Did you get some Ben & Jerry’s?


  • Dawn
    May 30
    9:42 am

    Sometimes it’s just great to get home, eh, Karen?

    I’ve only been to Munich to the Christmas Market and that was loadsa fun.


  • Ann Wesley Hardin
    May 30
    10:30 am

    Well, Karen, look at it this way. At least your rainy, frustrating weekend was spent in Dusseldorf, Germany. Here where I am, the equivalent would probably be East Orange, New Jersey.

    Somehow, not quite as romantic 😉

    You Europeans make me so jealous!


  • Scott
    May 30
    10:39 am

    I can’t believe you and TG went to an American football game? (I am also shocked that there were a lot of people there. Though you picked a good time, since the World Cup will invade Germany next week.


  • Karen Scott
    May 30
    10:51 am

    Valeen, we flew with Jet2, and the flight didn’t cost us that much money, even the hotel was relatively cheap for a five star!

    Tilly, there were some really hot football players there, it made me laugh though cuz most of the players were actually American, hence why they also played the US National anthem, along with the Dutch and German anthems.

    Anne, I hate being wet unless I’m swimming, and the rain was so bad that my jeans were soaked up to my knees!

    Lanie, I bet your winters are still better than our summers over here!

    Thanks Michelle!

    Solaine, actually, I refrained from eating ice-cream all weekend, although, we ate lots of other bad foods! We even had a McDonalds, lol!

    I’ve heard of the Christmas market over in Munich, and yes it was great to get home!

    Hey Ann, East Orange NJ sounds wonderful to me!

    Scott, both me and The TG love most sports, although my true love is soccer, and his is American Football! And yes, I was surprised by the amount of people there too. Apparently NFL Europe is huge! Who knew?


  • Stacy~
    May 30
    10:52 am

    AWH is right – bad weather in Europe sounds much more exotic than bad weather in the states, but either way, it can either suck or be used for those snuggle moments – I choose the latter 😉

    Hope you had some fun – I can totally relate to the lost thing. But that’s half the adventure. And love the cute butt picture 😉 Welcome home Karen.


  • azteclady
    May 30
    11:35 am

    Welcome back!


  • Kristie (J)
    May 30
    12:02 pm

    Now see – I just learned something!! I didn’t even know they had football in Europe. Now I’m curious as to whether it’s American style football or Canadian style. Cause in Canadian style – the field are longer and there are only 3 downs instead of 4. Makes for a more passing style game. I’m not sure but I think there might be more players in either one too, but I’m not sure which. There’s a few other differences that I don’t understand.
    I’m thinking though it was American style.
    And the thing about going away is that it makes you appreciate home so much more doesn’t it?


  • Millenia Black
    May 30
    2:50 pm

    Welcome back, Karen!


  • Paz Edwards
    May 30
    5:54 pm

    Love the pics! Ben & Jerry’s there? Cool! Glad you eventually found the car. 😉



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