Travel Report

2nd Club tour to bonnie Scotland

October 18th ... 22nd 2002
Oban, Argyll

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Day 1

3:30 p.m.Eike arrives at David's in Aldingen. After a short stop at hobby market where fire wood is bought -very mystic- the drive goes to Grossbottwar.
4:15 p.m.Flo has already picked up Dale, so that after a short stop at Flo's the ride can go on to Beilstein.
4:30 p.m.We meet Sendy in Beilstein. From now on we go by 2 cars: David, Dale and Eike in the first and Flo and Sendy in the other one.
4:50 p.m.Phone call by Sendy: Stop at the next parking place - possibly he had left his passport at home. After a short seaching the passport is found gladly and the trip can continue.
6:15 p.m.After some turn arounds through the areaaround Hahn the navi brings us directly to the airports parking place. This not for free anymore but it cost really much now: (EUR 20,-- per day, to be payed directly at the terminal). Dale, Flo and Eike are queuing after arrival - David and Sendy could find a cheaper parking place for EUR 7,-- per day Tag - but for this they have a 15-minutes-walk to the airport terminal to do.
6:40 p.m.We get the baording cards and have a drink at the airport bar.
7:20 p.m.Check in. As usual in Hahn, we have to walk to the airplane.
7:50 p.m.The plane starts just in time. David provides the team with bread and butter, for which the others are thankful
8:10 p.m. (GMT)
Arrival in Prestwick - the pilot was 30 minutes too early !!!
8:30 p.m.We get the rental car and start driving to Glasgow.
9:15 p.m.Arrival in Glasgow. After a short city tour and around the Great Western Road, we gladly find our hotel "Albion".

We feel surprised about the spacy, modern, and very clean rooms. David, Flo and Sendy have a 3-bed-room, Eike and Dale a double room.
9:40 p.m.Now we start our Glasgow nightlife trip - first along the Great Western Road, then by taxi to Glasgow City, near Central Station. The whole city is on tour. Party, disco and pub visitors everywhere.
10:20 p.m.Dale advices a location, where formerly very good meals have been served.. Today it is a dance club. We stay for a short while and have a drink only.
11:10 p.m.we are hungry and leave the club. After going through some streets we find a fast food location. - Well, fish and chips ist to be preferred against Doener here.
11:45 p.m.We try to find another pub. But with surprise we have to get to know the midnight is finish. They haven't got it that this is no longer a must.
00:15 a.m.A "Baggerer" gives us a free entry to his club. We go up 4 stairs a find a disco (Flo: "Like a village disco here, somehow!"). We like it very much there and stay until...
02:30 a.m....when we start to hotel direction, same way as before: walk at first , then taxi..
03:00 a.m.A Highland Park as a final drink in the 3-bed-room. It becomes very lateand at...
04:00 a.m.we go to bed (german time: 05:00 a.m.!).

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