It is time for another Annual Convention. Would like to hold one in Holland this time on the 1st May till 4 May, 2009. The AC is a time to get together and play A&A or AAR face to face and to see some of the faces that goes with the names. But this time, we would like to show you all a little of the history that goes along with the game. The AC will be hosted in Nijmegen, Holland even if only a few people would like to come over. For the ones that don't know about Holland, it is where, The Bridge to Far, is. During the AC, we will get to even walk across, The Bridge to Far and go to a World War Museum about it. Below is 3 museum that would be nice to go visit during the AC. Have added the Website so if anyone would like to check up on them. We will be 9kilometers from the Germany border(5.6miles) So for the ones who would like to see Kleve we can make that happen but then cut out one of the museum.
Have got it so we can rent a scouting club building, for 25 people or less it will be around 80 Euros' **per night** not per person [around $120 p.n. or $7.50 p.p.p.n]. Can take more but then it is a little extra. So here you will be sleeping on Air mattress or coks. Will have to look to see where i can get some coks from but normally i can buy Air mattress for around $15 to $20. For those who prefer to stay in a Hotel there are a couple near by. If you want to come but to stay in a hotel, just e-mail me at: [email protected] then i will give you the address for a hotel. The Sionhof is only 1 mile away and the Rosenhof is about 1/2 mile away. Can even put up a few in my house. Think up to 8 to 10 people. If by chance there are only 10 people that would like to come then i think it might be better to just stay in my house. For the ones that goes camping and have you own sleeping stuff you can bring it along.
Food and drinks:
While you are here you will get to try holland food. My wife and i will make the breakfast an so which will cut the cost a lot. We can go out to a restaurant 1 evening also. After talking to my wife we came to the conclusion that it will be about 20euros a day for eats and drinks. This is 3 meals a day. Plus a few odds and ends(Chips, fruit etc to snack on). As far as going to a restaurant have found a Chinese restaurant that is all you can eat in 2 or 3 hours for around $20 drinks not included. There is also a restaurant in town with dutch food for the same price but then you get a soup, main meal and a dessert. But we can decide on that later. For those who end up not liking dutch food, there is always a McDonalds which is about 1mile away,HAHA. Also have Burger King and KFC. Which is a little farther away. KFC you would have to take a car or the train to. It is in Arnhem.
Airborne Museum Hartenstein(http://www.airbornemuseum.org/ href="http://www.airbornemuseum...;www.airbornemuseum.org/)
It is about the Bridge to Far. It is 5.50 euros($8.52) Group of 20 is $1.50 cheaper. Can take the train to this one.
Stitching Anti-Oolongs-Museum (http://www.Bevrijdingsmuseum.nl href="http://www.bevrijdingsmus...www.Bevrijdingsmuseum.nl)
It is over the battle in Nijmegen,Groesbeek,etc. It is 9.50euros ($14.72) Group of 10 then it is ($12.40) Can take the bus or even walk to this one. 4 or 5 km (less than 3miles).
Museum Overloon (http://www.oorlogsmuseum-overloon href="http://www.oorlogsmuseum-...w.oorlogsmuseum-overloon) This museum has all kind of vehicles from the WWII. It is 11euros ($17.05) Group of 20 then ($14.72)
**These prices are calculated with the euro being (1euro = $1.55) Could change as the dollar gets stronger or weaker.**
The one in Overloon is really nice to go see. Have been there myself already once. But it is also a little ways away. Maybe 1 to 1.5 hour ride in the train. If enough members from holland comes maybe we can see if we give them a little gas money then maybe they can drive us there. If not, then maybe overloon is also better not to go to because of the time.
For any persons that would like to come during that weekend or even stay longer you can contact me at: fam.brewingtonAThotmail.com. The airport that i would like you to fly into is in Weeze, Germany. Amsterdam airport is a little farther away than the one in Weeze. For anyone wishing maybe to stay longger then we can accommendate you in our house before, during or even after the AC. Dont forget to bring your game (A&A or AAR) with you.