With the Eagles postseason hopes dashed, ET takes up duties as Sheriff of Nottingham, UK with @Richandrew

First day in Newark. Missed out on a trip to Wembley to boo Dallas but made it in one piece!

1. First day in Newark. Missed out on a trip to wembley to boo Dallas but made it in one piece!

 

Proper English lunch – Beer and a pie2. Proper English lunch - Beer and a pie.

 

Sneaking onto the train to London to go on holiday with us

3. Sneaking on the train to London to go on holiday with us

 

On the plane from UK to Sri Lanka for some winter sunshine

4. On the plane from UK to Sri Lanka for some winter sunshine

First time watching cricket and joining the Barmy Army – Sri Lanka V. England In Colombo

6. First time watching cricket and joining the Barmy Army - Sri Lanka V. England In Colombo

Enjoying the beach in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

7. Enjoying the beach in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Sightseeing in Galle

8. Sightseeing in Galle

Had a good wander arond the tea plantations and hill country in Sri Lanka

9. Had a good wander arond the tea plantations and hill country in Sri Lanka

Sampling some traditional Sri Lankan food in Ella

10. Sampling some traditional Sri Lankan food in Ella

Sri Lankan cricket fans trying to get Eagles Troll to support them instead of England

11. Sri Lankan cricket fans trying to get Eagles Troll to support them instead of England

On the way to help cheer on Nottingham Forest Football Club

12. On the way to help cheer on Nottingham Forest Football Club

Eagles Troll is now also a Nottingham Forest supporter, forests being green and all

13. Eagles Troll now  also a Nottingham Forest supporter

Merry Christmas from England!

14. Merry Christmas!

Winter sight-seeing in @Richandrew’s hometown of Newark, Notts.

15. Winter sightseeing in my hometown Newark, Notts

And just like that he’s off to South Africa!

Markibay and the Eagles Troll Bring Kelly Green to Dublin, Ireland

At the start of his journey through Dublin at the banks of the Dodder. In the background you can see the Aviva Stadium (a nice stadium but the Linc is better)

Dublin Aviva

 

A small detour to the small village Howth, a suburb of Dublin on the peninsula Howth Head which forms the norther boundary of the Dublin Bay.

Dublin Howth

 

Enjoying one of the rare sunny days in Ireland.

Dublin - Howth Beach

 

On a stroll on the peninsula Howth Head. Random fact: Howth Head is the location where Leopold Bloom proposes to Molly in James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Dublin Howth cliff

 

Our Troll in his natural habitat  (He liked it there).

Dublin Heather

 

View to the south with the Dublin Lighthouse in the background.

Dublin Lighthouse

 

Waterfall in Guinness Storehouse.

Dublin Guinness Storehouse

 

Enjoying his own mini pint of Guinness.

Dublin Mini Guinness

 

There is nothing like a Guinness! Poster by John Gilroy .

Dublin Gilroy Poster

 

Taking a ride on the old train.

Dublin Guinness Storehouse train

 

After his small pint he went for the real pint. Dublin (with the typical weather) in the background.

Dublin View from Gravity

 

 

Sad to see him go, but it’s off to Great Britain!

Kingskib and ET spot some sunshine in Raincouver and march into Nawlins

Upon arriving in British Columbia, the Eagles Troll was denied a moment of rest and was whisked away to New Orleans, Louisiana.  There, Kingskib and he had a bead-filled week on Bourbon Street and tasted the the creole flavours of the Big Easy.  Unfortunately topless pictures are not suited for this blog.  If you’d like to see those, you can be put in contact with Kingskib ;-).
The little guy attended the Saints/Bucs game October 5th, still livid about the playoff upset last season.  He also survived a Swamp tour at Honey Island, eastern Louisiana.
He then returned home to cheer on the Birds on Black Sunday in Vancouver.   Looks like Rok’s Giant-hunting trip in Slovenia succeeded!
Next, the two took a trip to the local (tourist trap) Market, Granville Island, and a walk along the seawall in False Creek overlooking Downtown Vancouver.

French Quarter_New Orleans Swamp Tour 2 Louisiana Swamp Tour Outside New Orleans Superdome Inside New Orleans Superdome Black Sunday_Vancouver False Creek_Vancouver Granville Island_Vancouver

 

On to North Carolina!

Christian drinks the Eagles Troll under the table at Munich’s Oktoberfest

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…

 

Eagles Troll excited to ride auto scooter at the OktoberfestET Munich 2

 

His first Oktoberfest beer. ET Munich 3

 

This is the tent called ‘Ochsenbraterei’ where he’s going to have his first ‘Wies’n Mass’ (that’s German for Oktoberfest beer). ET Munich 5

 

Oktoberfest in Munich, 2014 here I am. Just need a proper outfit (Lederhos’n) for next year.

ET Munich 6

 

Next up, it’s time to get green in Ireland!

Eagles Troll Finds Self Between a Rok and a Hard Place in Ljubljana, Slovenia

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.

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After a short walk we arrived at the Prešeren statue – a famous Slovenian poet, also the author of our national anthems lyrics. IMG_5763

The Troll is trolling the dragons :) On the Dragon bridge. IMG_5764

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.IMG_5946

And here he is, getting ready to hunt some Giant, Cowboy, Redskin a** :)

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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 :)”

Daniel and the Eagles Troll “Just Do It” in Beaverton, Oregon

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.

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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.


Stumptown
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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.

 

Original Stumptown Roasters

 

Off to Canuck territory in northwest Canada!

Dani and the Eagles Troll bathe in the Pearl of the Danube

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.

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Erzsébet square, the go-to place for a drink, a picnic or just some friendly chatter for the local youth.

6Erzsébet 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

2Hungarian 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.

1Many 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.

 

5Here 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.

8One of the most beautiful places in the city, St. Stephen's Basilica

 

 

Erzsébet square again, with the ‘Budapest Eye’ in the background.

7Erzsébet square again, with the 'Budapest Eye' in the background

 

 

My buddy and I attend two of Hungary’s best universities, they are great rivals of course. They are connected by one of the 9 main bridges of Budapest. Also note the kelly green ship. 4My buddy and I attend two of Hungary's best universities, they are great rivals of course. They are connected by one of the 9 main bridges of Budapest. Also note the kelly green ship.

 

 

The National Museum, preserving some great artifacts from our tumultuous history. Its stairs and garden are also popular among students in the spring.9The 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.10The famous chain bridge with Buda Castle in the background

 

 

The troll loved the view of the Danube.11The troll loved the view of the Danube

 

 

Didn’t even pay attention when we showed him the tunnel at Adam Clark square.12Didn't even pay attention when we showed him the tunnel at Adam Clark square

 

So we had to go back to the river.13So we had to get back to the river

 

Heroes’ square, with the statues of some of our greatest kings and leaders.14Heroes' square, with the statues of some of our greatest kings and leaders

 

Up close at Heroes’ square.15Up close at Heroes' square



You could look at houses of representatives around the whole world, but you won’t find one more beautiful than ours.

16You could look at houses of representatives around the whole world, but you won't find one more beautiful then ours

 

 

Off to Dvor, Slovenia!