Operation BENIDORM has started.

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  1. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Just Back from a great weekend with the MCC at Welland steam fair.

    Today is the start of "Operation Benidorm"...
    First thing is I need to book a ferry for this Thursday. :thumb:

    Then get the van cleaned and tidied. Take out surplus items and re-load new essentials for Spain, inc tea bags and cider:Wink:

    Travelling down with Irene and grandkids, Mat and Lucy aged 8 and 6.
    Having a few stop overs on route then it's 3 weeks at "Tonka Towers" in sunny Beni with the van in storage.

    Will try and find new stopover places on the way to add to my current list..
    Cant wait.. :BigGrin:
     
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    The government has been accused of not knowing the net migration figures for this country.

    With your frequent trips back and forth I think that you are the ones distorting the figures:Doh:


    Have a good time guys.:thumb:
     
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    Enjoy your well deserved break away!

    cydercyd.
     
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    Have a good trip and a smashing holiday we are taking our grandkids away next week will be the first time for us:thumb:
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    LOL.... I dont think that Irene washing my passport on the last trip helped :Eeek:
    Bet when they scanned my passport it clocked up about 4 of me !!!! :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    FERRY BOOKED... AVOID THURSDAY 1ST AUG, 20.15 WITH P&O.
    Mad kids will be on board, the old bloke with a hood over his head up the corner will be me..
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Thanks.. Yes, I haven't been away since........... Yesterday.. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We booked ferry what time u leaving your house thursday. Lol just left sunny welland
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Come on then !!!
    as the advert used to say..
    "follow me over via Dover".
     
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    Have you tried this parking place before? If not it might be worth a look:

    Have a look on google. near SAINT GEOURS MAREMNE - just before a large roundabout off the A63 (before St VINCENT TYROSSE) on the D810 - Route de Bordeaux - before or next to a church. You can see other motor homes parked up in street view.

    N 43 41' 30" - W 1 13' 73"

    Have a good trip down. :thumb:
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Thanks.. Andrew.. Noted, I have been through there as it looks very familiar on the google street map view.. I think I will be shooting off and across country for the Somport tunnel. The kids like the mountains and the long tunnel.. :BigGrin:
     
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    Ooooo! 'ow t'other 'alf live egh? :Rofl1:


    Enjoy :Cool:
     
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    "D" day !!!

    Departing at noon, for 8.15pm booked ferry, earlier if they let me on.:thumb:
    Destination Benidorm..
    Final checks and emergency Asda dash planned (more cider)..
    Weather report looking good.

    Will look for funsters on route and be back online about Monday ish, unless a McDonalds stop in France is made for free wifi.

    Adios amigos...
     
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    have a good 1 mate don't forget some pic of sticky vickie if ya see her :Rofl1:
     
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    Safe journey Steve, Irene and family, have a great time in Beni.

    Brisey.
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Arrived safe and sound..
    No real problems just traffic issues.
    Located a new Aire to use on my regular route :thumb:

    Mission accomplished..

    Now off for cheap lager etc etc...
     
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    Hi Steve, glad you made it OK. We're going to be down in Beni (and about) at the beginning of October until after the Fiesta. I'm interested in where you store your van when you're there. Will be flying home for Christmas and New Year and looking for somewhere safe to keep the van.

    Cheers.

    also steve :thumb:
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Spotty.... Pm sent.. :thumb:
     
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    Id like to know as well :)

    barry
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Maybe its a secret. :Wink:


    Oh go on then.. pm coming..
     
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