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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 23:23
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Like many others, I've been reading your blog as you travelled, Mike. I'd bookmarked it and regularly checked to see where you were and what you were doing.

You will have impressed many people with your first solo journey as 3540 miles is a real achievement. You can be very proud of yourself.

Very well done........Have a rest and start planning your next journey!

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Here is a chance to create a blog from 'Grumpy' motorhomers. All the many silly, funny and annoying things you come across. I am sure it would make interesting and often humorous reading.
Also, like Steve says, tell us what went on for it is the little minutiae of every day encounters that enrich each day and make it memorable.
I hope your van is left hand drive or Peages will be a right pain.

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Thats quite a trip Mike. It must have been difficult but I hope you have managed to enjoy it. You can always come on here and post about your days antics or to tell us all about the goings on on the aires etc.

Its probably too far for you but I would love to see you at the Meet at Croft in May.


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Thanks everybody for the kind words.

I'm going to try to put some more musings in future trips, it can get very mechanical just reporting on the travel. And Alan, it's RHD, so the peage can be a pain! On one stop (going into Spain I think), the police were waiting at the exit for something, so I tried to make sure I had the seat belt on before driving away - I'd heard the stories of people getting booked for driving off- and forgot to shut the sliding window on the passenger side! I had to drive to the next aire with the wind whistling in

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Great reading your post and blog Mike.
Venturing out solo after so many happy and contended years with your co-pilot Viv must have been daunting. Certainly brave. She rides with you in spirit and in your heart.
Enjoy and keep posting.
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Thanks everybody for the kind words.

I'm going to try to put some more musings in future trips, it can get very mechanical just reporting on the travel. And Alan, it's RHD, so the peage can be a pain! On one stop (going into Spain I think), the police were waiting at the exit for something, so I tried to make sure I had the seat belt on before driving away - I'd heard the stories of people getting booked for driving off- and forgot to shut the sliding window on the passenger side! I had to drive to the next aire with the wind whistling in
Mike

For the first three years I had the MH I was driving alone, so I can sympathise with that story.

Keep on posting - we are following you

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Hi Mike,
Sorry to hear that you lost Viv, I must admit I was not aware of the sad news. I have just read your blog and would like to say great stuff mate! I'm sure Viv would be very proud of you and your achievement I can imagine the difficulties travelling on your own. My wife Joan has just had a scare, she was told by the GP that she most likely had breast cancer but mamograms and utra sound test showed she was clear. We were supposed to wait two weeks under NHS but that was a life sentence so I went private and got it done within 24 hours phew! Suddenly life takes on a different meaning
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Some good photo's on there Mike

I have a mixture of solo or with someone. The next trip will be like the last one - another mixture. My "beau" is coming for three weeks but has to fly home, so then i'm on my tod. The only thing I don't like doing is eating out on my own, so I don't do it.

I dread to think what your musings would be if you come across us pair!

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Hi Mike, glad to hear you're ''getting on with life''. Have not seen your blog yet but will be having a good look over next few days, only a couple of weeks till we set off on our 'trip'.

What an uplifting/positive thread! MHF is still the place to be

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Mike people watching is one of lifes great pleasures
another is talking about them

hope the trip is brilliant
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