What is your perfect day in a motorhome? (1 Viewer)

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For me -

It is being with my lovely wife Val (who almost uniquely finds my sense of humour amusing) and our two little dogs, Max the little Shetland sheepdog who is almost two years old and his girlfriend, Margaux the ever loving stray that we rescued from Greece (at a cost of 2.000 €, ouch!). She is only 9 months old and has had a terrible life. She has almost doubled in size and Max is desperately in love with her and guards her all the time.

In our camping car heading down (up?) a Route National in France, one of the old Napoleonic dead straight roads in southern France on a January morning, early, just after dawn with no traffic. The rain is pouring down and it is misty. Django Reinhardt is playing on the stereo. 'Django's theme' is the greatest jazz record ever, even surpassing, Dave Brubeck's 'Take 5'.

In the fridge is a bottle of chilling Blanquette de Limoux Brut (the worlds first sparkling wine, first made in 1531, surpassing Champagne by 125 years), and some smoked ham and olives and fresh bread awaits for lunch.

A deserted wayside awaits away from other people in a quiet spot. We chat about absolutely nothing, watch the doggies play and chase, eat the simple sandwiches, drink the wine and..........have a siesta with no care in the world. No noise from other people, just relaxation and being with loved ones. The two dogs exhausted by their play snore and snuggle on the bed

What could be better?

What is your perfect day in a motor home?
 
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I'm a lover of the simple things in life. For me you can't beat hitting the road somewhere nice and warm, blue skies over head. Shades on, windows down sound system up. Belting out some tunes at the top of your voice from the ipod on shuffle.

To add - I think one of the reasons most of us chose motorhoming was to help ourselves relax. That's why so many of us go sun chasing during winter. It's cold, dark and miserable at home. I'm at my most relaxed in the morning at a site in Spain, wake up get something to eat then get the seat set up outside to enjoy the warmth. A nice drink, a good book.....bliss.
 
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Nice, quiet roomy CL for the dogs to play, dry, still, calm weather, a roast cooking in the double skillet, sat outside with the awning out, bottle of Timmy Taylor's beer on the outdoor table, playing scrabble outside with a dish of crisps to nibble on.
Billy Joel singing ''Piano Man'' on the radio.
Vintage port awaits to round off the evening whilst watching a film.
 

Paul and Kate

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Possibly last Christmas day in the mh.
Lovely and warm just Kate,dave the dog and myself.
Bliss.
 
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Its hard to say. As Two on Tour said; any day anywhere is bliss.
I suppose the main things are the two of us, trouble free tootling along somewhere in the sun, with the prospect ahead of a good quiet place to stop, walking distance too a nice interesting village along the shore, good food (or our own BBQ with seafood on it, a couple of drinks, sitting outside later with books and chatting.
Or mountain views, lake views, a spectacular city (like Salzburg) to visit etc etc etc.
Wow -lovely memories -thanks for posting this topic.

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Depends on the time of year for the perfect day, but, Rain lashing down, no need to go anywhere, Lyn and I playing Rummicub, two very large Salcombe Gin’s on the go with a slither of Pink Grapefruit and Fevertree Tonic, something delicious from a gourmet deli sat in the fridge waiting to grab our attention later, with the last couple of episodes of “that box set” we’d enjoyed watching, waiting for us when we finally decide to curl up on the sofa, in the knowledge that it’s only Friday and we have a Bank Holiday Monday

And afterwards people tell us we “didn’t do much” and we say “exactly” lol
 

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What is your perfect day in a motorhome?
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Arriving at a site after a 6 hr drive....

Only to realise I had left Judy at home.... :giggler:
 
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Parked up on a deserted beach and sitting outside the motorhome, in a comfortable chair, watching the surf roll in.

Drinking a good quality coffee with only the sound of the sea and gulls crying overhead. No sign of habitation within sight and miles of sandy beach beneath an endless sky. Just me, my wife and our dog.

Then thinking to myself, “normally, at this time, I would be in a Finance Committee Meeting. I think I am going to enjoy retirement.”

That was 16 years ago and it has been proven to be true.

We have had many great days since then but that one sticks in the mind.

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Nasher

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Reading this thread is further proof that I am not a proper motorhomer!

Snowboarding, paragliding, unicycling, mountain biking, Motorcycling, skateboarding, chasing women, the TT & Classic TT & many other fun things contibute to my perfect days

The Motorhome just provides transportation for me & my toys and somewhere to cook, eat & sleep. That said, if funds allowed, I would much prefer to eat & sleep in a five star hotel & certainly wouldn't do any cooking
 

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Reading this thread is further proof that I am not a proper motorhomer!

Snowboarding, paragliding, unicycling, mountain biking, Motorcycling, skateboarding, chasing women, the TT & Classic TT & many other fun things contibute to my perfect days

The Motorhome just provides transportation for me & my toys and somewhere to cook, eat & sleep. That said, if funds allowed, I would much prefer to eat & sleep in a five star hotel & certainly wouldn't do any cooking
The middle paragraph I agreed with

The last one ....no way lol
 

Zigisla

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Just one day, one day, any day where Jane doesn't get the navigating wrong and send me on our daily wild goose chase.:rolleyes::rolleyes:;)
 

Nasher

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The middle paragraph I agreed with

The last one ....no way lol


I could agree with you but then we would both be wrong:)

I have always believed that I am normal & everyone else is weird. So, after reading my first paragraph again, I've decided I am a proper motorhomer and everyone else has got it wrong!!
 

Jaws

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For me... one that is the size of an RV, that is European built, weighs about 3.4t but has a payload of a ton

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scotjimland

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Parked up on a deserted beach and sitting outside the motorhome, in a comfortable chair, watching the surf roll in.

Drinking a good quality coffee with only the sound of the sea and gulls crying overhead. No sign of habitation within sight and miles of sandy beach beneath an endless sky. Just me, my wife and our dog.

+1 .. my perfect day
 

PhilG

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Reading this thread is further proof that I am not a proper motorhomer!

Snowboarding, paragliding, unicycling, mountain biking, Motorcycling, skateboarding, chasing women, the TT & Classic TT & many other fun things contibute to my perfect days

The Motorhome just provides transportation for me & my toys and somewhere to cook, eat & sleep. That said, if funds allowed, I would much prefer to eat & sleep in a five star hotel & certainly wouldn't do any cooking

I'm in your gang .. to me its just a tool to allow me to do the things I do. For , a perfect day is arriving at a track, meeting up with the rest of the team, setting everything up for the weekend, awning, power, EZ-UPS, tables, bike mats, toolboxes and all the other stuff we need for the weekend. Then when that is done we pull the long table and benches from their 'day' places and set them up down the centre of everything and have a good old drink and a catch up. sometimes that can start as early as 5pm if everyone gets away early, and we get it all done, sometimes we don't finish till midnight, but there is always time for a beer.

Last time we had 7 riders, 3 from the UK, the two of us based out of Germany, and 2 Austrians, all set up spot on , with 16 of us all told, chilling out with a beer or three.

The time queuing to get into the track is the longest time you ever experience, every second after that , till you leave goes in a flash.
 
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Just being in the motorhome, anywhere any time, even sitting in it in storage with a drink a sandwich and my kindle. really enjoy being somewhere warm and sunny near water, but I also enjoy being tucked up in bed, warm and cosy listening to the rain on the roof of the van.

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JaG

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A little unusual but our perfect day in our late motorhome was on the M1 just below Trowell Services.
Someone got himself shot on the motorway near the services about a year or so ago. The motorway was closed both ways for 6 hours. yep you guessed it, we were in the queue. It was serenity sat in the comfort of the motorhome, nice cooked lunch, plenty of tea, a DVD to watch to pass the time away.
Worth it's weight in gold on that day. We are easily pleased.
 

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Anytime, anywhere is perfect in the Motorhome. You have everything you need on board and can enjoy just having a drink, a meal and reading a book or watching a bit of TV. Love it! Wish we could be away more than we are - and we do get away as frequently as we can!

Denise
 
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Hi.
All of the day (s),wherever,each one with different scenary, some with views money cannot buy.Something is missing though a growler to come with me exploring..."Dogs of Portugal Rescue ?.
"..Pigei...Female...Been there a while...
Tea Bag
 

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