ShotglassI have de-breifed Stinkin now that he has returned and he has divulged no small amount of intel on the goings on over there. I have decided to accompany him on a another recon mission across the pond next time around in a year or two. I regret that my schedule didn't allow it this time but I am glad he fooled you all so effectively. Sounds like it was a big success and I am glad everyone was so accomodating and gracious to my globe trotting pal. Thanks for your hospitality.
siiiiiiiii hope to see you soon to shotty then we get :beer: :smokin: and haveing a right good time :D
Aw. You guys are too much. Look At all these nice things you're saying about me. It is me who owes you all a big Thank You. About the trip. Imagine traveling halfway around the world to places you've always wanted to go. Now when you get there you already have good friends in these far away places. Great people who have been in your life for months, but you've never met them. Now and here is the big kicker, these people are all ELs. Thats what I'm talkin about. This trip was not for the faint of heart as it was almost two weeks of nonstop fun with lots of great food, lots and lots of :smokin: and:beer:, and ELs almost everywhere I went. Except for a couple of nights between flights where I found myself in Amsterdam (be ready to party 24/7 if you ever get to go to Amsterdam, Sundays are no exception as I found out first hand, till 4:00 am Monday morning). It all started with a flight from Chicago to Amsterdam ( stayed up all night before the flight hoping to sleep on the plane during the 8.5 hour flight, to be in good shape when I landed in Holland. This was not to be as exitement of the adventure ahead kept me from sleeping a wink). Landed in Amsterdam sleepy, confused (people running about talking Dutch , me wondering if the Euros I just traded $100.00 usd for were even real ) and lost, about 4000+ miles from home. A quick train ride a phone call, and EL Vaquero picked me up at the station (upon seeing him all was well). Off to the coffeeshop . The first thing you notice in Holland is they have more than their fair share of Beautiful women :eek: (EL Stinkin Gringo ponders changing nationality). They are taller, friendlier, and dress much better than most American women. Spent most of my time in Holland with El Vaquero and his girlfriend Iris and her daughter. El Vaquero is a super nice guy. He would be one of the first to jump at the chance to help anyone out. He is extremely good with computers and as we all know one amazingly talented gamer. It was a pleasure just to watch him play. VirusNL is tall, friendly, drop dead gorgeous, and can roll em as well (read big) as anyone I've ever seen. On top of that she too is an amazing player I've seen her outscore EL Vaquero on ET. Everyone be glad she prefers the faster pace of ET or we'd all be owned. Hold on to that one Vaquero She's Quite a gal. While there, we were talking to Pendragon on ts. As soon as he heard I was there, he was on his way. Any excuse to go to Holland is good enough, right Pendragon? Right ! Another trip to the coffeeshop Yippie. Thought Pen was an older guy through talking to him on ts, but he's mid 30s, just a deep voice. He's really just a big kid, with a heart of gold, who loves to have fun. And fun he has (note to self bring bail money if spending much time with Pendragon, if partying with Pen and Bong just turn yourself in and save the police the drive). He brought his computer down and with El Nihilio jioning us and it was a lan party at Vaqueros. Pen brought some Swiss Chocolate with him (Dutch weed and hash + Swiss chocolate = Heaven). Didn't get to spend much time with Nihilio and Pen, not to worry guys we"ll meet agian (special thanks to Pen for making the drive meant alot to me and was very nice to meet him). Spent a couple more all too fast days with Vaquero, where we toured around his home town and ate much good food. Then back on a train and off to Amsterdam . Was sad to leave because the visit was such a good time. Stayed a night in Amsterdam before catching a flight to Liverpool. While in Amsterdam I :Censored: . After another sleepless night (still too about excited about the friends I would meet) caught the flight to Liverpool. At the airport I was Picked up by El Angel Eyes and the Lovely English Rose which was a good time cause though I had seen pictures of Angel Eyes and I think he had seen pics of me we still stood in the airport looking at each other out of the corner of our eyes for a few seconds until he leaned over and asked, " Eric? " I asked, "Russ?" And the Festivities in England were on there way. Russ is everything an American would expect a Brit to be and more. He's intense, he's sharp, he's proper, and there's not a pub he wouldn't find himself feeling completly at home in. Just as I suspected. We had many laughs over many beers (and I'm talking some good tasting cold beers not the bitter warm ones you here about). Rose is an Angel I'm convinced. She is just as sweet as she can be. Very creative (I'm jealous), dedicates quite a bit more time to the Wildwest Community than you would imagine, a great cook (I'd have gladly mailed my belongings home to stuff my suitcase full of her cooking), and a loving Mom to a great bunch of girls. Their family room is one of the coziest places on earth. If you get the feeling the British are the authorities on everything, it's simply, because they are. England is rich in History. They are very proud of their past and love museums. There are tons of interesting things to see and visit. You can't go there without learning and being influenced by what you'll see. We had fish and chips a few times, did some touring, went to some pubs (Russ can bring a pub to life with his singing and everyone has a good time, he's got stones, I can't do it) and enjoyed visiting. A short drive (depending on the time of day) away are Passdabong and Passdaskins and their families. Trust me they live up to their names. If you do visit Bong and he's lighting something that he puts in mouth run to him, it's good. However if he lights something and doesn't have it in his mouth run for your life. He loves his explosives and is not afraid to let things get out of hand. Had the pleasure of visiting with them but time was short. Didn't have time to drink with Skins till he ran naked in the streets, though I'm sure he would have been up to the task. He's a madman, but that's what ya gotta love about him. Spent one more night at Russ and Karens. Then back to the airport for one more stop in Amsterdam. Last call for the coffeeshops:smokin: . While in Amsterdam got hooked up with an 8 girl Irish bachelorette party, who were looking for a stripper (these things never happen to me in real life). Who knows maybe with a few more drinks and more coffeeshop visits this story might be a little longer, but barhopping with them and and just hanging out still made for a great evening/morning. Back to the hotel, back to the airport, and back home for some much needed rest. I just wanted to thank everyone I met for making this by far one of the best experiences of my life. I knew going into this you all were some awesome people, but was just blown away when we did get to meet. The ELs are a tight bunch of great people and I definitely feel blessed to associate with them. It is amazing that we live in times where you can talk (and play computer games) with people around the world! Then go visit them. See you on the servers. Disclaimer: During this trip no animals were harmed, except possibly Karens budgies who were accidentally locked in a room with Russ and I during a smoke a thon, and were not fit to stand on their pearches for the better part of a day. A full recovery for them is expected.
no thank you m8 for coming all the way over ... ohhh and wait till i tell joe hes wasnt talked about lol.even though you heard him say melly the first time :) he will get ya when hes 2 lol. now im trying to get him to say ringo. not going to get him to say (BONG) WHY YOU ALL ASK he will say yes please with just a little bit off dope :naughty: :rolleyes: :bows:
Ah shite , i wish i had got the time to drive over... i was only 30 mins away from the airport , but then again , a time table a plan to come over briefing everybody should save alot of hassle ... im jealous now that i haven't found the time to see stinkin gringo or my other mates to play against but im sure it will happen eventually (next year prolly) im sure more people will come over when ill host a LAN party with Wildwest and other games (developers are welcome offcourse ) @ stinkin im glad u enjoyed your trip and found your clanmates as loving and carefull as u have been.. im looking foward meeting u in usa (date 2005)
It was certainly fun, we really have to do this again sometime. Oh, and my budgies, they have recovered from the ordeal. :lol:
sounds like you hasd a damn good time and alot of laughs! will there be any pics of the sites/scenery? i know some are iffy on putting pics of themselves here, so maby a secure ftp site or email? anyways, i'm all green with envy, i think the wildwest community just got a little tighter
We do have piccys but with recent events on various forums we thought it a bad idea posting them in public. We are however open to suggestions on where we can put up these photo's safely. We would like to share the photos as i'm sure Stinkin would. There's some real beauties. I think e-mail maybe the better option but we are open to ideas.
EL-Angel-EyesWe do have piccys but with recent events on various forums we thought it a bad idea posting them in public. We are however open to suggestions on where we can put up these photo's safely. We would like to share the photos as i'm sure Stinkin would. There's some real beauties. I think e-mail maybe the better option but we are open to ideas.
angel my friend i can host em no worries... and password the zip or whatever WE MISS U ON TS :)
English RoseIt was certainly fun, we really have to do this again sometime. Oh, and my budgies, they have recovered from the ordeal. :lol:
errrm.... Rose, I'm glad your budgies are feeling better.?.?.?.:uhm: :lookaround:  OOOOH! Google says a budgie is a parakeet! gee, learn something new everyday! [/edit]