Another newbie.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by bren990, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. bren990

    bren990

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    Hello all,

    Been browsing for a while and thought it about time to say hello.

    My usual internet forums would be Tripadvisor Carribean or Asia or USA.

    Briefly we are a couple aged 50 who have travelled extensively but always by air to some far flung beach or top end hotel (and some low end ones too).

    We have for a while been growing tired of the hellishly long flights and the week needed to reset our body clocks on return.

    This may sound really sad but we recently had a new addition to our little family a West Highland terrier puppy. We left our little chap with friends on our recent Carribean jaunt and after missing him so much it was the thing that once and for all decided us our travel plans must now include him.

    And thats why I am here. Our plan is to purchase a Motorhome and finally see the country of our birth along with our Westie.

    Have to be honest I am hugely confused and indeed overwhelmed with just how much I need to learn.

    This may sem really simple stuff to you experts but stuff like once we find somewhere we like to stay a site for example we may be miles from attractions we want to see and is it practical to drive a large motorhome to said attractions and find parking.

    I probably have a thousand inane questions like that but for now hello to everyone.
     
  2. chatter

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    Hi and welcome to Fun, It may seem daunting but once you get your head round some things its great and dogs seem to really like traveling round in a motorhome
     
  3. peter marshall

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    Hi:welcomefunster::welcomefunster::welcomefunster: Pete :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  4. thearchitect

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    Welcome

    You need a wheel (or two) on each corner, somewhere to cook, eat, relax, sleep and deficate. A bit like the caribbean, but without the wheels. Seriously, we too are newbies and wish you the best of luck in your endeavours and adventures.
     
  5. ROB1CHELSEA1

    ROB1CHELSEA1 Funster

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    Hello and :welcome:to the FUN:thumb:




    :Cool:ROB&JANE:Cool:
     
  6. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Welcome. There are some lovely people on here who will help you with any questions you may have. :thumb:
     
  7. Taran_Las

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    :party2::welcome::party2:

    From over the water.
     
  8. Vlad The Impaler

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    Hello
    Used to love foreign travel,however after buying a cockerpoo wanted to include him in holiday plans.I can't understand people who have dogs and seem to leave them at the drop of a hat,for me he's one of the family.
    I'm a newbee to and have found this site and its members very friendly and full of good tips and advice.Since buying our van we've been on a couple of sites for the kids(searles at Hunstanton .....and flamingo land in Yorkshire) The best trip by far was 12 nights off the west coast of Scotland when we only stated one night on a campsite ,the rest of the time was spent at various beaches what they call wild camping.Now looking foreward to our next trip at half term,not decided where just going to wait and see what takes our fancy,
    The beauty of having a Motorhome to us is that you can go where you want when you want and your never disappointed by your room when you get there.Oh and if you pick the right place the views out your window can be breathtaking,better than you'll get at ever the finest hotel.

    All that remains to say is welcome from the Kelly family and hope you and the westy have many adventures.
     
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  9. Jim

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    Hi Bren, welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
  10. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hi welcome to motorhome fun, you have already found one of the best tools on the Web to help. Your search, make a list. Of what you. Would like in a motorhome and then start. Your search, one of. The advantages of a motorhome. Is that at gatherings / shows etc you can park at the. Venue, enjoy the search and welcome. :Smile:
     
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  11. JOHNSTEY

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    Welcome. You're right to consider how you get to places once sited but don't get too hung up on driving everywhere.A bit of internet research and good old Google Satellite Maps yields loads of places where much can be done on foot, bicycle and public transport and it's nice to leave the driving behind and get the occasional lunchtime pint in! For city visits get a site near the P and R...easy.For real country go up the west coast of Scotland and stop on a beach and enjoy walking from your door.It's just a matter of finding the right places for you:thumb:
     
  12. cruiser

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    welcome to the world of lost or trying to get lost.but joy is you get somewhere. but if you dont like it,you just move on. its great.wish you well.:thumb::thumb:
     
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