Tag: Living the Dream

Heidelberg – Uffenheim – Ferry Across the Neckar!

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The bridge was closed. The Sat Nav deemed this ferry to be a feasible option with a 40-foot rig!

A bill for €93 for 3 nights!!! Now that IS what we expected in Germany – that was our most expensive campsite EVER and they still had the brass face to charge extra for using the shower! There was a charge for the pitch, for each person, for the tow vehicle, €10 per night for 4 dogs, for electricity (Strom) and for something else that we haven’t quite managed to translate.

We drove up the River Neckar through Dilsberg, which was just as beautiful as Heidelberg. We saw a lot of it, as it too had that seemingly unavoidable German feature – a traffic jam, which gave us plenty of time to peruse the sights! Unfortunately, the bridge we needed to cross the Neckar was closed, but due to another long traffic jam back the way we came, we decided to push on regardless.

I mean, how bad could it be? Continue reading “Heidelberg – Uffenheim – Ferry Across the Neckar!”

Don’t Try to Park a Van in Heidelberg

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Beautiful Heidelberg

Heidelberg. At last. I thought I had applied for a job here when I left Uni. Everyone told me how beautiful Heidelberg was and how much I would enjoy it. Turned out the job was in Hamburg – and thankfully, I didn’t get it anyway!

We drove in along the river Neckar. Although all public transport is dog friendly, we thought that it would be easier to drive into town… Continue reading “Don’t Try to Park a Van in Heidelberg”

Break for the Border – NE France; Sézanne to Vilsberg

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If you want to experience adrenaline, drive a large caravan around Paris.

If you want to experience adrenaline; drive a large caravan around Paris.

To increase the thrill still further; be a passenger in the tow vehicle!

Continue reading “Break for the Border – NE France; Sézanne to Vilsberg”

Break for the Border; 1st Stop – Radon, Normandy.

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“We must thank the Lord for dogs!”

I walked the dogs before our departure and my little friend, who was having a wash at the drinking water tap, started on about the dogs. Last night he had asked my why on earth I had four and added “One dog is e-nuff. What about your ‘usband?!”

It seemed he was being a little tongue in cheek. “They are your friends?” he asked this morning. I told him that they gave me much love and joy. “We must thank the Lord for dogs!” he replied. Continue reading “Break for the Border; 1st Stop – Radon, Normandy.”