A Zons Page again
Sorry to all people looking for info on Dormagen... all (more or less) you find on VT's Dormagen pages is about a little town called Zons which is not far from Dormagen. Very pretty, very photogenic, and extremely popular after a recent meeting of "the usual suspects" and some newcomers.
VT Meeting 27 February 2005
We met for a VT sunday afternoon walk through Zons on a chilly but beautiful sunday afternoon. Waiting for a while for some of the others and checking for frostbites regularly we were especially surprised that Holger didn't send a message that he'll be three minutes late ;) In the end he was 8 minutes late which maybe was his own personal record... but he wasn't the last to show up.
Almost all dressed according to the arctic temperature of course because as well all know sunshine doesn't mean "warm". However, one of us didn't know this by the way. Claus was wearing short sleeves and a light jacket only. Well like this he could show off his scandinavian roots as well as his Championsleague jacket at least....
While freezing and waiting for Maren and Stef we decided to take a first group picture already. Luckily the girls arrived some time later so we decided we needed to warm up and went straight into the next cafe.
Here Claus suprised us with many funny stories from his recent bicycle and footie trips. However, his camera suprised him with ignorance so that Holger even had to delete the only pics Claus had taken on the road. It didn't help though... From then on he was relying on all our cameras all day.
Michael, our visitor from South Africa, was not as cold as we had expected apparently. He also wasn't as influenced by Germany as we had expected. He ordered a strange mixture of beer and champagne instead of coffee and cake as most of the Germans around the table.
When we dared to go out into the cold again we were distracted quite quickly again. We pressed our noses against the window of this bakery and couldn't resist the temptation. Sometimes there are shops where you HAVE to buy something. And it was very tasty!
We then walked to the windmill because I wanted to throw some money into the "local tourist trap" ;-) Find out in the next travelogue who was faster than me....
PS: Here you can see Claus' VIP Champions League jacket that he was wearing with great pride.