ET just missed GEagle’s visit to Oktoberfest in Munich, but luckily he still was able to tour the beer menagerie with his friend and fellow Eagles fan Christian! It was just a giant party in celebration in anticipation of the Eagles dismantling of the Giants last night–obviously…
Oktoberfest in Munich, 2014 here I am. Just need a proper outfit (Lederhos’n) for next year.
Next up, it’s time to get green in Ireland!
Ask many Americans where Slovenia is located and you’re likely to get almost as many answers. The Eagles Troll knows better, though. With Eagles Fan Rok hosting, he fit in perfectly in this gorgeous country which boasts 2% of all terrestrial creatures. I bet you also didn’t know it’s the third-most forested country in the world, with some of the most gorgeous coastline. To top it off, Slovenia is one of the countries with the largest number of religious buildings per capita in Europe There are almost 3,000 churches, chapels and religious monuments around Slovenia. Sounds ripe for establishing a Church of Our Soaring Eagles.
“After quite some time the Eagles Troll finally made it’s way to Slovenia. Due to bad weather I only made a couple of pics, but better some than none. My wife, my baby girl and I, took the Troll for a stroll around our capital – Ljubljana – here he is in front of the Ljubljana castle.
So that was one of only two sunny days while the Troll was in Ljubljana, so the only thing left for me to do was to take it to the seaside. This is actually in Croatia as Slovenia only has about 45km of coast.
And here he is, getting ready to hunt some Giant, Cowboy, Redskin a** :)
If any Eagle fans are visiting Slovenia, you are more then welcome to send me a message via the author of this page, and I can get you some tips and we can meet and greet in person. #TrollEaglesTroll :)”
Nike and Oregon go hand-in-hand like Eli Manning and interceptions. You get it. Nike was originally known as Blue Ribbon Sports and founded in the mid 1960’s by a University of Oregon track star and his coach. You could say that at its roots, Nike also bleeds green, then.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters, its name a nod to Oregon’s rich logging history, was the brand and business that revolutionized the coffee industry in the mid-90’s. Sourcing its beans to top quality coffee farmers, founder Duane Sorenson “began to develop relationships with coffee producers that evolved into their Direct Trade program–improving coffee quality through their relationships at origin, and in turn, offering incentive based rewards to the farmer, with complete financial transparency of the supply chain along the way. This concept has allowed Stumptown to not only source the best coffee grown in the world, but to also make financial and incrementally sustainable improvements in the growing communities.” So says their website.
Little known fact–unless you’re deep in the donut world or watch the Food Network at all–you can get married at Voodoo Doughnuts. Daniel officiated a wedding between ET and a luscious Mango Tango donut, but it quickly got too delicious and far too gruesome to display here. The wedding ended quite quickly and his trip in Beaverton was cut short. ET: the first troll to get banned from the town of Beaverton.
Off to Canuck territory in northwest Canada!
Preseason is underway and the Eagles Troll is relishing the last moments of relaxation in Budapest, Hungary. Such urban beauty. It’s no wonder Budapest is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. I’ve personally added it to my list of places to visit before kicking the bucket.
Hungary is famous for its wines, particularly Tokaji wines.
Erzsébet square, the go-to place for a drink, a picnic or just some friendly chatter for the local youth.
Hungarian watermelon is the best watermelon
Many tourists’ favourite destination, the Great Market Hall. Actually a popular place amongst the locals as well, once you get past the first few shops which are very expensive.
Here is the troll hitchhiking by the road after some relaxation at Gellért Bath, one of the many baths Budapest is famous for.
One of the most beautiful places in the city, St. Stephen’s Basilica.
Erzsébet square again, with the ‘Budapest Eye’ in the background.
The National Museum, preserving some great artifacts from our tumultuous history. Its stairs and garden are also popular among students in the spring.
The famous chain bridge with Buda Castle in the background.
The troll loved the view of the Danube.
Didn’t even pay attention when we showed him the tunnel at Adam Clark square.
So we had to go back to the river.
Heroes’ square, with the statues of some of our greatest kings and leaders.
Off to Dvor, Slovenia!
Next up was Farid in Buchrain, Switzerland, to show us that everything we’ve heard about Switzerland being beautiful is spot on.
Watch out troll, you have been captured by two of your biggest small fans!
About to walk across the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) in Lucerne
Troll at the famous Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland
Troll enjoys a Swiss Birthday party
Every move you make
Green being green
The following is the true story of what you get when you mix orange and green. Eagles fan 1n_pla1n_s1ght took our beloved Eagles Troll all around The Netherlands, from Blokker to Kaatsheuvel to Amsterdam and sights in-between. Warning: you will see some pictures of cows and empty streets. Do not be alarmed. This is because the country was pretty much shut down during the World Cup. Warning #2: it being The Netherlands, there were a couple photos I took out for propriety’s sake, but you can find the imgur album…here. As long as it’s visited every so often, the album should remain up.
This is a big amusement park in the Netherlands which is basically a big fairy tale book come to life.
Troll House in De Efteling
The park is filled with “troll houses” so we though it was appropriate to bring the troll along.
At the Dairy Farm
The Dutch are known for their cheese so we took the troll to a dairy farm.
Need to Wear the Right Footgear on the Farm
They conveniently had some clogs that were the right size.
A Dairy Cow Was Curious What Could Be Green But Not Grass
I ran in and saved the troll just as the cow was opening his mouth to take a bite.
The Troll Found the Destination
This Google destination point was just hanging out on the side of the road and we thought it was funny.
Netherlands vs. Mexico
One of the many World Cup games that basically shut down the country. Also, the Netherlands won every game until I sent the troll on his way. Coincidence? We may ask for him back for the next World Cup!
Completely Empty Streets During the Game
This street is usually pretty busy, but during the game it was a ghost town.
Empty Red-light District Window
You can’t take a picture of the girls in the windows without the threat of a bouncer beating you up and smashing your camera. Fortunately, we found an empty window to show you what it looks like.
Full Red-light District Windows
A customer buying the goods. As you can see, these streets aren’t just for men. Everyone walks through to take a look at the famous red-light windows, even families with children.
Canal in Amsterdam
One of the many canals in Amsterdam. A popular activity in the summer is cruising around the city with a cooler full of beer and sometimes a charcoal grill in the back of the boat.
You Need to Ride a Bike in Amsterdam
Biking is really the only way to get around. It’s faster than walking and it’s a pain to drive in Amsterdam since there are so many bikers everywhere!
The souvenir shops were full of Dutch football (soccer) jerseys for the World Cup. The color that the Dutch always wear is orange which is the name of the royal family. Seriously, the kings official title was the “Prince of Orange” before receiving the crown.
Looking at His Options at the Bulldog Coffeeshop
This is the red-light version of Starbucks. Bulldog Coffeeshops are all over the place in Amsterdam and offer some fine green (although mostly to tourists as the locals don’t like to pay the high prices). You can see the sign to the coffeeshop above the troll in the bike picture.
Keeping it Green
My wife thought it was funny that green in the pro-marijuana sign matched the troll.
Sitting on a Terrace Drinking a Beer and Eating Bitter Balls is Typically Dutch
Bitter balls aren’t bitter, they’re actually like ragout which is basically, meat, flour, and fat balls rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried. They are crazy delicious and served mouth-burning hot. I’m definitely bringing these to the states in December for game time snacks.
Authentic Windmills That Can Still Be Used
These old-fashioned windmills are all over the place. Some are even still used to pump water and mill flour, although this is mainly for the historical appeal rather than necessity. It’s still cool to see the blades spinning in the wind!
On the Dyke
This is one of the infamous dykes in the Netherlands. Without this these the see would come rushing in and millions of people would be under water. You can see people enjoying the sunny weather by biking on the dyke. It really doesn’t get much more Dutch than that!