So after a nice walk to Fat City (them sativas had me floating round the place), where i quickly became addicted to their hot chocolate me and Marley said farewell for a quick trip back to our hotel to check in if i remember correctly we had to get Dr D to come with us to find the way
my perception of direction totally went out of the widow for this trip, i mean i've been her 6 time i know my way but just couldnt figure my bearing. The hotel stop was a quick one accompanied by a KFC after all so fare breakfast had consisted of hash and sativas, with the odd indica thrown my way too.
Things go a little hazy for a bit between then and the trip to Nols, actually a lot hazy so let me jump right to the point of being outside the station with a whole bundle of rag tag stoners, we really covered the human spectrum :smile: and the journey there was fun just to see people looking at all 40+ of us, when we reached nols shop in Haarlem the 1st one was packed so off we went to his other, this was no easy task for DG to keep us all in check but she had great help from Tricomefarmer who held back to watch out for strays. when we arrived at Nols (cant remember the shops name) it was the most impressive coffee shop i have been into and Nols standard as a host was even more tremendous, as if we have'nt got enough to smoke he starts throwing down lumps of icolator hash, manali and some beatiful bio weed (cant remeber the name) and let me say this was not the leftovers or low grade it was top shelf and not crumbs and the odd nug, lumps and bags of nugs. The shop had everything a stoner could ask for and some that they would be too stoned to think of asking for, so much time and attention to detail that you just know thsi guy loves to toke, just seems he is putting his dreams into realities. Many many thanks again Nol we could not have dreamt of a warmer welcome, next visit to dam im gonna come visit ya for a few days to soak up the Haarlem vibe. After a nice smoke and some beautiful conversation it was time to head back, unless ya wanted to make your own way back( and that would have been the last u would have seen of me
Being that it was day 2 of the cup and i had very little time left to do my judgung i was on a serious mission and spent the rest of the day and night in Fat city kicking it with what would become our main companions(Jubei+2) and a whole bunce more all gathered round, Fredster jamming will always stick out in my mind, such a free spirit it was a joy to see him enjoy himself so much. Baccus never far and always with a big smile and a joint offered your way. The smoking was going real hard and we were relentless in our pursuit of our judging task. I have always considered myself a heavy smoker, with my only limitation being quantity, for the first time that was not an issue and i was able to smoke non stop, this is where i would like to say that Jubei and his buddy from the US are men after my own heart, they just never stopped, they were rolloing em up every moment and that suited our style perfectly, also i picked up a new habit of building my spliffs shorter and fatter, real good way to enhance the flavour and general enjoyment of the smoke. Basically these guys would do USA proud if smoking pure weed were a sport, they would have people wondering if they had iron lungs fitted
they kind of made my consumption level feel a hell of a lot more normal and less greedy. Eventually it was kicking out time, the sadest time of the night and my only complaint, we want a 24 hour venue
there was nowhere to go till late. Anyway we made our way off and after some wandering round looking for somewhere open late everywhere was now closed and we made our way back to the hotel to finally get some sleep some 25+ hours after i woke to begin this journey and with the whole grower sativa entries, hash entries and a few others all smoked not to mention all the other entries and all the other smoke passed our way it was much needed sleep, that damn Jubei kept forcing non entry smokes our way
not to mention that you only had to flinch and he had brought a round of drinks, him and his buddy were 2 of the finest people i have had the pleasure of meeting in my lifetime and i do not say that lightly, we laughed
so hard it hurts to be back to the mundane existance of normality, I have a feeling were gonna hook up sooner rather than later though :wink:
As my head hit the pillow i was out for the count.