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Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (ozover50) » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:43 pm

It was lovely to catch up with fellow forumite Alex Pittwohn and family a couple of nights ago. Alex and his wife are from Munich and are currently touring Australia and New Zealand.

We had a nice meal followed by a visit to a local tavern where Greg Rahilly was able to meet us.

Sorry about the lousy band, Alex but it was great to spend time with you and talk about all things Rickenbacker, bands and music in general.

Hope I didn't ply you with too much of the local brew!! :roll:



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Hopefully I'll catch up with Alex mid year on his home turf.
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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (scotty) » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:58 pm

Glad you all had a great time.
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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (longboard_ric) » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:58 pm

Hi Alex!!!!

Looks like you had a great time.

Sorry I couldn't be there but work got in the way.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday in Australia.
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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (winston) » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:05 pm

That's what makes this forum so special IMO. The global friendships that are formed. :D
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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (antipodean) » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:23 am

Great to hear a great time was had by all. Best wishes for the remainder of your trip Alex! :D


....and kudos to Aitch for organising the outing! :D
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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (doctorwho) » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:45 am

scotty wrote:Glad you all had a great time.

+1

Every time "München" was mentioned in German class back in college, one of us wise guys would start in with a helium-voiced "Follow the yellow brick road..." ... :roll: :lol:

I just noticed that this was post # 8888 for me ... :shock: :lol:

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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (jps) » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:33 pm

winston wrote:That's what makes this forum so special IMO. The global friendships that are formed. :D

+1! 8)
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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (cjj) » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:35 am

Absolutely! This forum makes me feel that I could travel to many places in the world and find a few friends to meet up with and have a good time... Even though I've never met them in person.
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Sounds/looks like everyone had a great time too!
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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (gregga41) » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:44 pm

Thanks Aitch, for organising and entertaining Alex during his Melbourne visit.
I thoroughly enjoyed chatting,(and drinking) with Alex, albeit 3 hours was not enough.
The photo courtesy of Howard,featuring Alex and myself, shows us both in our RIC t-shirts, that Alex specifically wore for that night.
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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (xpitt) » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:57 am

Back Home since last Saturday ! Sorry for not answering earlier but Australia is a big country and internet isn't provided in all regions ! ..and - hey - isn't it great in holidays not to have to check emails and all that internet stuff every day ?
My first heartedly thanks go to Howard for making this meeting possible, yeah, we had a great night with Howard and Gregg - that was very special for me ! But let me say that we were in general overwhelmed by the hospiltality and friendlyness of your australian fellow countrymen - thank you Australia ! We really had a great time on the Sapphire Coast (Wonboyn/ Eden), in Tasmania (Freicinet Peninsula), Hobart (..with all that Yachts coming in from the Sydney - Hobart race) , Melbourne (what a city !), driving the Great Ocean Road, living with the Koalas at Cape Ortway Park, and Sydney...and and...
We met Geoffrey and Leslie from Geelong, who took us out for a boat trip to lovely and lonely Wonboyn beach and showed us some more nice places and made caravan park bookings for us, and we met Brian from Beechworth who just lent us his car for a day - how cool is that ? And that little story from Cape Ortway Caravan Park : when checking in we realized that they had no license and I whispered whith a smile to a nice guy standing beside me: nice place but no beer ! After half an hour he came to our site with four icecold bottles of beer and said : next time YOU meet thirsty people just give 'em some beers to close that circle :) :)
And there is also that marvellous and upright standing Anna Bligh, prime of QLD, who gives her fellow queenslanders the will and the power, not to give up in this desastrous flood catastrophe - "...that may break our hearts but not our will.." what a woman !
If anybody of you guys has an idea how to raise a helping fund here - let us all know. Let me say that I really wish all the best for you all down under to come over this nightmare !
Thanks Australia and stay safe !
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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (ozover50) » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:07 pm

Hi Alex.

Pleased to hear that you arrived home safe and sound.

Sorry that our time together was so short but it was still great to meet you and share a meal and a few(?) beers.

I'm in the process of arranging travel plans for my July/August trip so be warned.... I will DEFINITELY be dropping into Munich for a weekend on my way to London!!!

Cheers,

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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (ozover50) » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:55 pm

Hmm.......

Somehow this pic disappeared.

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Re: Melbourne meets Munchen

Postby (xpitt) » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:43 am

Good news, Howard !
Let me know as soon as possible so I can arrange a few things ! A visit in one of our Munich beergardens and a BBQ at my home are on the schedule already as well as a little jam with the boys of the band and whatever you are keen upon to see :-)
Looking forward to seing you here in Bavaria !
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