Sunday, 25 July 2010

Firsts

I love 'firsts'... that first time you visit somewhere, the taste of a new food or a fine wine, meeting new and interesting folk .... well I had a first this weekend


I slept in a VW camper van!!!!!
My friends bought it last summer and I have been itching to have a trip in it for ages. This weekend was that opportunity..... we were off to Wales to celebrate a 50th Birthday.
I first met this group of friends in 1977 .... I had started going out with 'Sam' (some past stuff here ) and he was at school with this crowd ... and 33 years later we are still all good friends ........

The journey in a camper van is certainly different than my comfy saloon car ... you can see things high up and twisty, turny Welsh country lanes are a challenge.... and as for the track up the side of the mountain to the party venue .... eeeekkkkkk... white knuckle stuff. The picture below is the only flat bit!


The party was ace ....







The views were even better ... waking up to this every morning must be a dream





10 comments:

nursemyra said...

Beautiful photos!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I knew there was something of the Flintstone's about you! Did anyone club you over the head and drag you off to a cave?

That looks like a fabulous place ..... where's the nearest Waitrose?

gitwizard said...

Gorgeous scenery! Several friends lived up in Wales years ago and we used to go up to this spectacular waterfall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistyll_Rhaeadr
I wonder if your friends know the area (west of Oswestry). I used to own a VW camper too, but sadly have no photos of it.

70steen said...

Thank you NM it is a truly beautiful place :)

70steen said...

DP ~ I will not confirm or deny any clubbing or dragging but there was lots of bbqing and dancing :)

It is a fabulous place indeed.... unfortunately no Waitrose but there is always on line Ocado.... however, I doubt they would get up the track :(

70steen said...

GW ~ Wales is full of gorgeous places and that link is wonderful. Where we were at the weekend is towards the Snowdonia region .... simply beautiful

Oh what a shame you have no photos of your VW Camper van ... I am so tempted to invest in one but they are the 'in' thing now with 'Stayvacations' and for a 1989 one you are looking at £11 grand .....

gitwizard said...

Campers and motorhomes always hold their value, mine was only saved from the scrapyard by hours of welding by a mechanic friend, but needed too much cash spending on it to keep it going much longer.

70steen said...

GW ~ I know now why a bloke I used to work with sold his car and bought a camper and used to come to work in it ... he had a vehicle and a holiday home.
Shame about your camper I supposes there are only so many face lifts a vehicle can have in a life time ... that goes for humans too [although there are many who haven't quite grasped that concept!!]

fracas said...

So where are the photos of you in your Flintstones gear? ;-)

I love the greeeeenery in the scenery!

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