Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I'm BAaaaacck!

Gumballhead's first Absinthe experience

Hey - Sorry I've been gone for so long. Deb had a few panicky months with the dissertation proposal and exams. She's nearly done with all that stuff - just finished her written exams on May 18, and now faces an oral defense of the proposal and written exams on May 26. After that, we'll be back on line.

Since my last post, I've been photographed at a few places, which we hope to get up here soon - as well as to continue on with sharing info and photos about our trip last summer to Belgium and Germany.

Jeff and Deb are excitedly starting to make plans to lead a group on a trip to Belgium in August of 2011 - it will be a beer-oriented tour, with stops planned at major Belgian breweries and beer bars, a few of our favorite spots, and a few (but very few) touristy stops - such as a canal ride in Brugge, and a chance to see the Mannekin Pis and Grand Place in Brussels. If you think you might be interested, let us know. We're hoping to put together a fixed-price package deal that will include pretty much everything but airfare and food/beverages. We'll plan an itinerary, book hotels, make reservations for tours, and arrange for transportation while in Belgium. We will probably plan to meet at a hotel in Brussels as a starting point, with an early evening introduction meeting in their breakfast room. If you're a beer afficianado (or willing to try new things), consider joining us!.

Will have pics up soon!

~ Gumballhead