Canabbis Cup 2010
I swore to myself that I would never go back to the cup after losing when we entered JTR. I was positive that my entry was so good that it would over power the machines that are the Dutch coffee shops, I was wrong and I got a bad taste in my mouth. I have mellowed since then and running a business of my own I understand how hard it can be to run and event like the cup. I have gained respect also for the history High Times has provided us and become friends with many of those behind the scenes. When The Attitude asked us to represent them at the Cup and do a book signing that promise of never returning dissolved. Amsterdam has many memories for me both good and bad. My best friend died there while I was living and working for Gypsy Nirvana and the memory of that event can bring me down when I am in the red-light where Danny died. The city also has this weird pull on me and even though I canít stand walking in the freezing wet and cold the day I leave to come home I am always melancholy and sad the as I walk around the city for the last time before heading out for the plane back home. We fly into Amsterdam on a direct flight from our medical state and the same on the return and I can pass on a tip this was a much better experience than landing in the mid west upon returning during cup week. We stayed on the Liedsplien a somewhat touristy area but more upscale than the red light where we normally stay. It was only a short ride to dam square and the old church that marks the red lights area and we prefer the better restaurants away from the red light. Jill and I enjoy the city it has a killer energy that goes on all night and you see some crazy things in the red light. The only problem walking around for us was we donít drink or do any type of drugs other than cannabis and it was freezing cold so I recommend to enjoy the sites best go in the spring if you ever decide to visit.