Thursday, May 21, 2009

Arrived in Amsterdam

Looking out the Amsterdam Hotel room window

Somewhat to my amazement, we have arrived in Amsterdam without any major problems. I never got lost more than 'kinda but not really lost' and we found our way through the airport in Amsterdam without too much confusion, either. The Airbus a-330 reminds me of a really long narrow movie theater except for no mooie screen. The seats brought back memories of church pews and long sermons when I was a mere yoot, as Kim would say. The TSA people were ok deal with, I suspect they all have their personalities surgically removed when they hire on. Ticket agents, however, are another story. when it comes to travelers with firearms, they don't seem to have any idea what their own regulations are. Totally clueless, in fact. Very frustrating to be in full compliance with their regulations yet still have problems with them since they don't know their own rules. GAH........

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At Thursday, May 21, 2009 7:01:00 AM, Anonymous USCitizen said...

Enjoy your visit ... and stay inside the "red light" borders.

At Thursday, May 21, 2009 7:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you handle having your weapons in Amsterdam? Do they have to be checked into the local police or something?

Good Luck at the shoot!

At Thursday, May 21, 2009 10:20:00 AM, Anonymous Kristopher said...

Print the airline's rules off of the internet, and bring a copy with you.

The only airline I had ever flown with with a clue about their own procedures was Alaska.

At Thursday, May 21, 2009 10:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoot straight, shoot well and shoot a lot. Most of all have a lot of fun. L.N.

At Thursday, May 21, 2009 12:11:00 PM, Blogger PeterT said...

Southwest out of Denver, St. Louis and Baltimore all know what they are doing, and are very efficient with it, as were the TSA folks.... I travel to/from those 3 airports quite often with my pistol.

At Friday, May 22, 2009 6:33:00 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

Check your email and drop me a line when you get a chance. And shoot straight and fast! You're upholding the honor of all gunbloggers! ;)

At Friday, May 22, 2009 1:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

have fun - be safe

At Sunday, May 24, 2009 12:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi !

At first to all peaople, who wrote before me: We had lots of fun !!!

Met you on sunday in winterswijk[NL] @ ESC. It was an honor to me to met you and your wife. We had a good discussion about gunlaws in different countries.
Hope you return safe to US.
I wish all gunners are so kind and reliable as you.
Looking forward to read emails from you and hope we┬┤ll meet us again in 2010

greetings from germany


At Sunday, May 24, 2009 2:21:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

We have arrived now in Amsterdam, and we are flying back home on Tuesday. Yes, we had as fantastic time at ESC, and I enjoyed our conversation regarding gun laws of Europe and America. Keewee and I both are planning to return next year, and hopefully bring a few more shooters with us. Hans and the RO's all did a great job running the match.The shooting community really is one big family!

We will keep in contact.

Mr. C.

At Monday, May 25, 2009 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous Rob said...


Just to inform you, the results off the match are online. You can find them at

I hope you have a good flight home!

With kind regards,


At Monday, May 25, 2009 11:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that is a short trip to Europe! You should be visiting for at least 2 weeks.

The only times I'v ever had a no-hitch check in was in Texas, they're used to folks chekin' fararms down thar.

At Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:20:00 PM, Blogger Jolanda said...

Mike And Kewee,

We realy enjoyed your visite to Holland.
We thank you for the time you spend with us.
and hope to meet you next year again at the ESC 2010.

Kind regards Hans and Jolanda Wigger.
Organizers of the ESC 2009


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