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Won a nine day trip to Belgium
cwoehrle47
#1 Posted : Sunday, October 12, 2014 5:15:31 AM(UTC)
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Yes it's true! We returned over a week ago from a trip I won in June. It was a nine day beer tasting trip around Belgium. It included air, all hotels, all meals, all travel around Belgium and admissions to all the attractions and brewery tours. It was our first trip to Europe and we left on our 48th anniversary. It was a fabulous trip, way better than we even imagined it would be. Global Beer Network the sponsor of the trip spared no expense putting together this trip. I can't say enough about how great they treated us and those that paid big bucks to take this tour. Neither my husband nor I were beer drinkers, (I prefer drinks with umbrellas) but after tasting the best beer in the world we have become fans. We toured fifteen brewery's with unlimited beer tasting. While traveling between towns we toured a castle in Chimey, (met the Princess of Chimey), were guests at the Hops parade which included grandstand seats, traveled to the coast for an evening sea side dinner, saw the Atonium, attended the last post ceremony in Eypres which is now commemorating the 100th anniversary of WW 1, saw the historic centers in Brussels, Ghent and Brugge...my favorite. Took a carriage ride around Brugge , a boat ride through the canals of Brugge and shopped. After busy days our nights were finished off with the late night Pub crawl, where our tour guide picked up every tab. Absolutely everything was paid for except my shopping.....souvenirs...which included lots of Belgium chocolate. It was truly a dream come true. Never thought I would travel to Europe let alone win a free trip like this. Who knew when I started my little hobby a few years ago it would come to this. It has been quite a year for me sweeping which also included a weekend trip to LA that I won back in March. Thanks to Sweepstakes Today for this wonderful site. I couldn't have done it without using this site. I could probably go on and on with more details of this trip, but I think you get the idea that it was pretty special and thanks for all the good wishes when I first posted this win in June. I can only say one more thing.....I LOVE SWEEPING!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck to all in the future,
Carol

PS If I can figure out how to post a picture I will, but for now I wanted to share this with my ST family.


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paigeywaigey12 on 10/13/2014(UTC), Jest54 on 10/28/2014(UTC)
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#2 Posted : Sunday, October 12, 2014 6:12:52 AM(UTC)
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That's Awesome

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cwoehrle47 on 10/12/2014(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Sunday, October 12, 2014 6:17:16 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Carol, for all the great details about your trip-- it really motivates those of us slugging away at this hobby every day!


Congrats, and may your great year continue!

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cwoehrle47 on 10/12/2014(UTC), paigeywaigey12 on 10/13/2014(UTC)
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#4 Posted : Sunday, October 12, 2014 6:48:33 AM(UTC)
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Loved your story so much and thrilled you had such a great time and were treated so well... Yes, a pic would be great, but if you can't figure it out, don't worry, neither could I! You have been a member for some time and posted a lot as well.. Aren't we lucky to have Mr. Sweepy and great sweeps to enter.. Evie
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cwoehrle47 on 10/12/2014(UTC)
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#5 Posted : Sunday, October 12, 2014 7:14:16 AM(UTC)
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WOW,That was one great trip. and nice to see you were treated so well.sounds like you were busy, and had a great time, hope MrSweepy  never gets tired of posting these sweeps, because he gives us the hope that we too could win from one of  the ones he posts that we might never find otherwords.  More Luck Your Way!!   .....Mariann

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cwoehrle47 on 10/12/2014(UTC)
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#6 Posted : Sunday, October 12, 2014 9:10:47 AM(UTC)
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Carol, thanks for sharing!!!!! That sounds like you had the trip of a lifetime!!! I'm so happy it exceeded your expectations, and what memories!!!!! Congrats again!!!

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cwoehrle47 on 10/12/2014(UTC)
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#7 Posted : Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:01:26 PM(UTC)
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All I can say is wow what a once in a lifetime trip and the price was certainly right.

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cwoehrle47 on 10/12/2014(UTC)
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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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cwoehrle47 on 10/12/2014(UTC)
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#9 Posted : Sunday, October 12, 2014 2:29:34 PM(UTC)
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oh, Man!  thanks for the details!  sounds like a fantastic time!

What a Great Day!

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cwoehrle47 on 10/13/2014(UTC)
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#10 Posted : Monday, October 13, 2014 3:48:39 AM(UTC)
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What a wonderful trip ... thanks for sharing the details.
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cwoehrle47 on 10/13/2014(UTC)
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#11 Posted : Monday, October 13, 2014 4:46:21 AM(UTC)
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THANKS FOR POSTING!!!! So happy you had an awesome time! Hope you can post pictures. I have no clue how to fo that so no worries! Happy sweeping and congrats again.    Beth

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cwoehrle47 on 10/13/2014(UTC)
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#12 Posted : Monday, October 13, 2014 6:12:02 AM(UTC)
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WoW!!! What a wonderful story and a great anniversary trip!
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cwoehrle47 on 10/13/2014(UTC)
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Congratulations. So glad to hear what a good job the sponsor did following through to make your vacation experience a great one!

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cwoehrle47 on 10/14/2014(UTC)
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:39:52 AM(UTC)
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Forced to drink a beer or two.  LOL  What a wonderful exchange for a great trip.  Sounds like you had a super time.  I like the trips that are longer.  Congrats again.






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cwoehrle47 on 10/14/2014(UTC)
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Congrats on such a wonderful trip! Sounds like you guys had a blast.

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cwoehrle47 on 10/14/2014(UTC)
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Congrats, glad you had a great time!
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cwoehrle47 on 10/26/2014(UTC)
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CAROL - first, congrats to you & ? for celebrating your 48th anniversary!! Secondly what a wonderful WIN and sounds like you really enjoyed sightseeing! WOW, what an experience, not to forget all the memories you created. Just curious, what airport did you fly out of???
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cwoehrle47 on 10/27/2014(UTC)
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Suzy's dream...thanks for the kind words. We flew MSP-Atlanta- Brussels and returned Brussels-Amsterdam-MSP.
Are you planning a trip there? I'd recommend it!


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#19 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 2:59:03 PM(UTC)
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What a great win and way to celebrate your anniversary. Congratulations.
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cwoehrle47 on 10/28/2014(UTC)
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#20 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 3:19:40 PM(UTC)
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Hey Carol, I am so happy for your win.  Personally I wouldn't have remembered a thing after that much beer.  They would have a special tour for me visiting under the tables. 


 


Congrats again,


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cwoehrle47 on 10/28/2014(UTC)
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