Lenny's going for a ponder around France

Lenny HB

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Started a little trip to France today. At Dover we got directed into the shed and searched by the lovely Jodie, unfortunately it was the van she searched and not me.:(
First stop Belgium to get the annual damp check done and a couple of minor warranty bits sorted.

Campirama's new premises are impressive.

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Lenny HB

Lenny HB

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Yes very impressive 4½ times the size of the old one. Was starting to look cool with the signs lit up and green lighting strips around the showroom windows. Was going to take a photo when dark but they went out at 10:30 and it's not even dark.
 
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Lenny HB

Lenny HB

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Painful last night no internet, must have been a cell out as no phone or data signal even in the centre of the village, 4g this morning.

Van was all done by lunchtime so after lunch set off heading south, was going to spent the night by the gardens at Annevoie, not very inspiring and would have cost us €1.25 for the night but a few miles down the road at Haut-le-Wastia a proper FLT spot with better views.:)

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Lenny HB

Lenny HB

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Now in Luxembourg on a free Aire with free services at Redange, had to overspill into the carpark.
You do get some plonkers, on quite a steep slope so had to use ramps and I chocked my rear wheels.

For safety I left a reasonable space in front to the next van. A Belgium van comes in behind us and reverses up the slople onto his ramps hasn't even bothered to get the ramps square and no chocks, looks very percarious.
And when we come back from the shops a pratt German has squeezed himself in the gap in front of us, we did have a nice view across the sports ground now all we can see is an old German banger 3' in front of us.

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Can't really see the ramps but they are not straight and he is on the top level & it's a steep slope.
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Now in Luxembourg on a free Aire with free services at Redange, had to overspill into the carpark.
You do get some plonkers, on quite a steep slope so had to use ramps and I chocked my rear wheels.

For safety I left a reasonable space in front to the next van. A Belgium van comes in behind us and reverses up the slople onto his ramps hasn't even bothered to get the ramps square and no chocks, looks very percarious.
And when we come back from the shops a pratt German has squeezed himself in the gap in front of us, we did have a nice view across the sports ground now all we can see is an old German banger 3' in front of us.

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Can't really see the ramps but they are not straight and he is on the top level & it's a steep slope.
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Part of the fun of being an FLT - you win some and ...........
 
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We enjoyed the weekend we had in Redange a couple of yes ago. Have you found the roundabout with the large bird house on it just along from the very nice supermarket. The pool was always busy as well.

Hope you didn't get woken by the bus.
 
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Lenny HB

Lenny HB

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We enjoyed the weekend we had in Redange a couple of yes ago. Have you found the roundabout with the large bird house on it just along from the very nice supermarket. The pool was always busy as well.

Hope you didn't get woken by the bus.
A birdhouse so that's what it is, very quiet night.
After we set up found out we could have had a nice flat spot on the the old Cactus supermarket opposite, new huge Cactus by the birdhouse roundabout. If you though food was getting expensive in France prices are frightening in Luxembourg.
 
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Lenny HB

Lenny HB

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Part of the fun of being an FLT - you win some and ...........
More room than sites we have been on in Spain when we were tuggers, so close you couldn't open the caravan window without hitting the next van.:)
 
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A birdhouse so that's what it is, very quiet night.
After we set up found out we could have had a nice flat spot on the the old Cactus supermarket opposite, new huge Cactus by the birdhouse roundabout. If you though food was getting expensive in France prices are frightening in Luxembourg.
Yes I think bird come bug come animal house. Yes couldn't remember the name of the supermarket, we went in for some shopping and came out with 2 bananas ands they weren't cheap either. From memory I think the spirits were about the cheapest thing compared to elsewhere.
 
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Lenny HB

Lenny HB

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Only moved 50km down the road to Remich on the Mosel. There is a new Aire that opened in April but covered in Marquees for their Iron Man Triathlon at the weekend, so headed for a Park4night spot that was full of coaches.
Result 100m along the road spotted the perfect FLT spot.

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View from hab door.
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Lenny HB

Lenny HB

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Oct 18, 2007
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Since 2008 & many years tugging
Had a walk into town, touristy restaurants and shops along the river, town not very interesting. Walked across the bridge into Germany, appeared scruffy after Luxembourg.

Hotel de Ville & Marie only building worth taking a photo off and they are not very interesting.

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