Thursday, August 16, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Yesterday we left Camping Les Trois Rois in Les Andelys after packing all our things. At least it stopped raining so we were able to get everything dry on board. We were glad to be going home for camping is great but after three weeks we all longed for our own beds and a clean toilet and shower.

Unfortunately we had a bad journey for our car gave us lots of problems on our way home. As we wouldn't be able to explain the problems in French we hoped to be able to make it to the Belgium border. When we finally did we tried to find a garage but it was a public holiday in Belgium. We had realised that when still in France, as it was rather quiet on the road and most shops were closed. We were lucky to realize in time so we could still buy a few baguettes to eat on our way home.

The ride through Belgium was no fun at all with a car switching of every now and then. Luckily we made it to Holland where we stopped on the first parking lot to call for help. We had to wait about half an hour. When help came even explaining our problems in Dutch was difficult and the mechanic couldn't solve our problem. So in the end we made it home with a stammering car.

It took us nearly 12 hours to get home but finally we made it! Oh home sweet home!


Indelibrella said...

Welcome home! I'm glad you made it safely...

Yes, there is nothing quite like a hot shower after a camping trip. LOL

Anonymous said...

Jullie zijn toch goed thuis gekomen
begreep ik het goed was er een probleem met de auto
ja mijn engels is niet zo goed

Sabine said...

Welcome home Carin! What a drag to finish your vacation with a half-broken down car. But you've seen sooo many beautiful places, just imagine it had broken down earlier!!

And I bet you'll have been twice as happy as you would have been, to arrive home when yo finally did. I can feel your relief diving into your bath tub! :)