A Lithuanian Camp in the Alsace Lorraine IV
The Grand Trip of camp was to Europa Park, a European themed theme park, located (where else?) in the heart of Europe . . . Germany.
Photos marked with a * were taken by A. G.
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The hills of Strasbourg the morning we left for the theme-park.
Europa Park is a complete copy of Disneyland, but without the magic of the Magic kingdom, and with cigarettes, beer and pet dogs. In effect it's a theme park envisioned by Europeans as to how a theme park ought to be . . . dripping in all things European, but without any soul. I'm sorry, but any cartoon Micky Mouse, I mean "Euromaus" that speaks with a thick German accent is plain wrong.
The park is divided into various lands -one for each of the major European Countries -Germany, France, Russia etc.
S. the German camper getting ready to enter the park.
D'ennis on a wild tea-cups ride.
A tribute to the Warszawa Chevra who called me a Wiki-head
* On the 'London Bus'
The Amazing Yankel being amazing
Yes, not only can you smoke in Europa Park, you can buy cigarettes as well.
The Flying Dutch Jew in Holland-Land (that does sound awkward)
In Russia Land (didn't I just leave there?)
Chaim in line for a Coke (G-d Bless America!)
* Let's get ready to rumble
Why pay for the photo when you can take a picture of it for free?
Hirshy Boy, Hirshy Boy (You've got to be in camp to understand this one)
A show about knights in German. From what I understood, the crusaders were good
and the Arabs could summon Satan . . . makes sense to me.
In Portugal Land:
Chaim! (I found the lei in Russia Land)
A plus-side to a German Theme park.
Is he tall enough?
A one point we realized that S. was missing from the group. Not hard I thought, all we need to find is a sandy haired, pudgy kid that speaks German . . . But upon looking around, I realized that in Germany all the little kids were pudgy and sandy haired . . . Thankfully we found him a few minutes later, he was busy looking on his map for the place that lost children were to go to!
Part of the Berlin Wall
The Silver Star roller coaster was the hit of the park.
S. on Europa Park, his favorite rides etc. I wasn't sure how to say counselor, so I tried saying it in Russian (his mother is from Lithuania), English and Hebrew to know avail . . . Though I'm not sure if he knew what I was referring to, he did think his madrich was cool!
Don't ask. (It's somewhat of a tradition)
If the kids can't make through dinner awake, it's a good sign
Don't forget to check out parts I, II and III
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