Finally made it to France our first time

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  1. DonA4000

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    Well good news me and the wife have made our first trip to France arrived this morning after a long drive down to the tunnel from Edinburgh and at this moment in time sitting here in Luxembourg :) after reading lots of tips and opinions here on fun we decided just to wing it for the next 3 weeks heading for Italian lakes for a couple of nights and work our way back up through France and get a couple of Aries under our belts ;)

    Here's to motorhomefun, Cheers :cheers:
     
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    Well, you don't mess about do you? Have a great trip
     
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    Enjoy your trip
     
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    Hot on your heels leaving from Glasgow next Thurs ...Been a looooong 2 yr waiting :)
     
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    The rest is plain sailing enjoy your experiences, keep us posted love reading about people's trips , most of all enjoy yourselves. (y)
     
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    Have fun, BTW Luxembourg is not in France :D:D

    Where are you staying tonight? Aires are great but very varied (y)
     
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    Enjoy
     
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  8. DonA4000

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    Just give yourself plenty of spare time to get down to the tunnel! Google said 7.5 hours and that was driving through the night but with several diversion on the A1 due to roadworks it taken 9.5 hrs with 20 minutes to spare with the last check in ;)
     
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    Cheers Don..Travelling halfway to Doncaster 1st night.
     
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    Came to France first though ;) also was trying to talk the wife into a detour to the trade show at Dusseldorf but not having any success with that one :)

    We're staying at acsi site Nommern
     
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    That's right stay out of Germany - it's rubbish. Especially the Rhine and Mosel and there are too many Brits there already.
     
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    enjoy - we are jealous but will be following you in 2 weeks time.
     
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    If you're in Luxembourg you've overshot France. Need to slow down. :)
     
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    Just shoot through to Trier and the Mosel and head North along the river to the Rhine and then keep going North to Dusseldorf (y) Lots of great Stellplatz on the way
     
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    As Mr Punch would say....
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    Well its been lovely weather here today and the sun is still shining, had a very nice woodland walk and decided to just relax for today, thanks to another thread here on fun our relaxing time has been so much easier with a few funster's recommending the lafuma chairs, lovely :)
     
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    better off stopping at Stamford , its much nicer :)
     
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    Just wanted to share, that so far the trip has been a great eye opener and we're now in Switzerland (Luzern) which is a beautiful city, we also stopped at Obernai on the way down was also a beautiful town.

    I'd like to put out a Big Thanks to Hydrocell a fellow funster who in another thread offerd a mini guide/route to Lake Garda which I jumped on and asked if I could have a copy too ;) Thankfully he did and it's given us some great stops which we may have never seen, me and the wife are very greatfull.

    One of the best decisions I've done was to join motorhomefun a world of information and members happy to help :wink:
     
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    That's ripe coming from you DBK, the first time I remember you touring Europe you nearly met your self coming back :LOL:
     
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