Saturday, July 4, 2015

The arrival

I drove most of the night whilst everybody was asleep. Was lovely zooming down the highway at 130km/h. We stopped  to change drivers around 5AM close to our destination.

A bit further down we had breakfast. This Porsche was parked close by. Nice.

We arrived at the camping around 7:30. A bit early. We had to wait until 11AM before we could get into our little house. The swimming pool was looking very promising!

They have this turbo-slide. Can't wait to get in!

A Mojito made waiting for our key less of a drag. Life could be so much worse, don't you think?

Mhh. The weather forecast wasn't too bad either. I think we'll stick it out ;-)

Friday, July 3, 2015


Today the four of us will drive to the South of France, to Vaison la Romaine, for a two week vacation. Just incase the navigation quits and the map will fly out of the window I made screenshots. You could call me a control freak to a certain extent.

So first we do Maastricht, Liege, Letzenbuerg. The down to Metz and Nancy.

After Nancy the peage down South start which we'll follow through Dijon, Macon, Lyon and Valence  and just before Orange we'll exit.

And just like last year the take off was just as difficult because we first needed to see the Opel-dealer, this time for one of our braking lights. Simone's mom found out while driving behind us as we drove off, all packed and ready.
However, after leaving the garage and just getting on or close to the highway, Simone remembered that she forgot something that we needed to go back for. So all in all this got us delayed for over an hour, just like last year.

And also like last year, somewhere in the South of Holland, I had to make an emergency stop because of traffic ahead braking hard due to a truck ahead of us blowing one tyre. I actually braked harder than last year. At least everybody was awake again then ;-)

After all this it was smooth sailing :-)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The day before the holiday.

I was hauling luggage with me to work because tomorrow afternoon we are going on vacation to France :-)

I blame the luggage for not making any pictures today. I was pre-occupied. Tough. There will be awesome photos soon though :-)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The MSC Splendida

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When I went to work this fine morning, my ferry passed this incredibly big cruise ship. Lateron today I read in the news that this was the largest cruise ship ever to dock in the Dam. I have to say, it was very impressive.

Welcome from the Amsterdam harbour.

The MSC Splendida. Huge.

On the way home I tried standing in the shade of a pole because it has gotten a bit hot in the sun nowadays. Summer must be arriving soon!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The tyre size

Start of an expected heatwave today.

I (very) briefly went to my car and remembered to note the size of my tyres.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The school-play.

Today was Monday, yes. In the evening I went to see the school-play by Milan and his class mates. I thought it was fun :-)

No photos though...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Quality time

I ran.

I got my bottle of cidre.

And I sat outside with my favourite car mag and a few lovely glasses of cidre. Quality time.