Friday, May 4, 2007

A Tin Man in Amdam...

Using his signature propensity toward assigning nicknames, Dave long ago deemed one of his nearest and dearest friends, Clint Woesner, the "Tin Man" (as in...ClinTON...ton...tin...thus, the tin man). I've also known Clint as Omar, stemming from Old Man River, a name which Dave created from the fact that Clint is a few years older than he. But Tin Man seemed to be the moniker of choice, so I'll call him that from here on.

We were so very fortunate to have Tin Man as a guest here for a week in April.

We spent a little time in Maastricht, staying at a really neat hotel (a medieval monastery-turned modernized hotel a la Phillip Starck), and of course, lots of great fun in Amsterdam. Carly and Bas hosted us for a super tasty meal consisting of all sorts of tasty meats that led up to a classic Dutch meal of white asparagus with Hollandaise sauce and ham. Mmm...lekker!

As an added bonus, we had a visit from another of Dave's friends, Lance Lowrey, at the tail end of Tin Man's stay. One big meal at Nomad's later, all four of us were happy as fat cats.

It was great having you here, Clint and Lance! Come back any time.


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