Thank you all for such a welcome. Okay here goes with some info. Back in another time I joined the Army and was sent to Germany, met my wife, had kids (well she did, but I helped
) and we spent most of their childhood and of course BC (before children) camping in Europe including the UK although we never moved back to live there.It was during the early 80's that we borrowed a Westfalia VW camper from friends and had a wild time for a few weeks in the summer, this hooked us on the idea of our own camper. Having two kids, a dog and us we wanted something bigger and so went along to a showroom and saw Pru. It was love at first sight and so began our adventures. Back in those days cars were not so big and Pru being 7 meters long and 2.5 wide was a little fun for my wife (I already had my HGV licence so Pru was a breeze) but she soon settled into the routine of driving. That summer in 1986 off we went, our shiney new mobile home and family, dog and our son's guinea pig. We lived then in the North of Germany and so planned to drive south to Konstance then east to Austria, we have long wide autobahns as most of you will know and whilst being boring mostly get you places fast. But the novelty of Pru and the kids being wild at the thought of sleeping in the bed over the cab was exciting enough and so we had no *are we there yet* issues. Anyway that was the start, since then over the years we have been to every country in Europe, crossed the Med to get to Greek islands, and explored some amazing places. Pru has been redecorated countless times, and many things added or removed as happens but most of her fixtures and fittings are all original. After the kids left home, son to New Zealand, daughter to Canada, we continued to travel and decided to keep Pru until the old girl could do no more. Well these days I am retired, my wife has her own mobile home up in the sky and I still spend a long time travelling. To answer your question Sandra my close family now is my German Shepherd called Scarlett, she is a pure bred and now 2 a wonderful companion as I explore new places. Currently I am travelling in France and Belgium following the path of WW1, (I am a bit of a history nerd) learning much, meeting some wonderful people and enjoying every minute. In a week I will head south for the warm, its damn cold here, but a quick stop in Switzerland to see some friends first, then to the Med coast of France, then I think over the mountains to Spain I want to see the Coast south of Madrid. Well I think thats enough from me for now, I will add pictures as I travel. Until then be safe have a great New Year and many happy travels.