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For many of you long distance trips are nothing new or even brave.

For me it would be both and I would need to be a lot younger, so this is the trip I will just have to dream about.

From home down to Dresden into the Czechia past Prague on to Austria and Linz back up into Germany to Passua follow the Danube to its source in the Black Forrest on to Alsace and France, Andorra and Spain.

Coming home On the west side of France head East North of Paris through Luxembourg to Frankfurt---up to Hanover and home.

In reality I may get down as far as Munich :grin2:
 

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You should consider doing it Jean.

As you know we spent summers at Bad Sarrow and Besskow so we've done pretty much exactly that trip quite a few times, once in two days which is sill but German friends set the pace, and more often at our own pace taking a week or more. There are lots of stop offs and the scenery is lovely.
 
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You should consider doing it Jean. Jan :grin2:

As you know we spent summers at Bad Sarrow and Besskow so we've done pretty much exactly that trip quite a few times, once in two days which is sill but German friends set the pace, and more often at our own pace taking a week or more. There are lots of stop offs and the scenery is lovely.
I don´t think I could on my own Alan, nobody to say "ooh look at that" to.
It wouldn´t be this year, next year that much older :frown2:
I´ll have to look for a companion who has their own van to travel with.
It´s really just a dream, seeing the sun made me think of travel so this morning I did a bit of `what iffing`
 

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Sorry for Jeaning you Jan. You know you are welcome here after covid if it suits you.
 

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I don´t think I could on my own Alan, nobody to say "ooh look at that" to.
It wouldn´t be this year, next year that much older /images/MotorhomeFacts_2014/smilies/tango_face_sad.png
I´ll have to look for a companion who has their own van to travel with.
It´s really just a dream, seeing the sun made me think of travel so this morning I did a bit of `what iffing`
It certainly is a miss to have no-one to share the wow moments with. But you'll be surprised how much you will enjoy, even on your own Jan.

You've done half the work, in planning! Actually, I do very little planning - just the vague end-point and a very vague squiggly line across the map that I may or (more likely won't) follow. I DO book the ferry out, but not back till I see when n where that might be.

I usually find I'm all excitement till I'm sitting in the driver's seat ready to go n say to myself "Are you mad?!"

That usually lasts about 10secs n then I have a ball!!

When we eventually get the chance to go abroad it might be we could meet up for a few days somewhere - tho the continent is a VERY big place!
 

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Nice straight lines there Jean Opppsss Jan.
You need to bend one to experience soggy Normandy.

Ray.
 
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You could easy do it Jan. Take your time, maybe six months! What I would do is rather than look for a companion for the whole trip maybe arrange along the way to meet up with fellow travellers or maybe spend a week here and there with them or people you might want to visit around Europe. Then you are free to go your own way when you have had enough of them which you inevitably will. Trips with "friends" nearly always go pear shaped IMO.

This was probably our favourite dream trip. Six months in 2012. Hank blog 2012

I think it was the best one out of the lot. They seem distant memories now and a long way off from any chance of repeating them.

I would absolutely love to help you plan a trip though. I used to love trip planning threads.
 

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Well possibly the next trip will include the hound from hell

Depending on time scale

His back legs are firming up, he eats like a horse three times a day

Loose bowels a thing of the past

So he may well live to blight another holiday

Where?

As yet we haven’t a clue, we have yet to explore Britain

Love Europe but weather permitting Britain is magnificent

But we need take into account poor mobility

But we do now have a disability badge

Sandra
 

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Fingers crossed all the ducks line up Alan.
I suspect many of us are hoping similar plans come to fruition.

Terry
 

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Well, we have planned our usual circa 6 weeks in France around Sept , if you are there then , be sure to get in touch . Would love just to shake hands and say hello .
That would be awesome Alan especially if I am on my way to visit Alan :grin2: Motley and I have also been invited to the north west of Spain.

I just wonder if it will be this year when we can move around freely, I won't be relying on it, but it never hurts to plan in your head.

I think after the amount of time I have been unable to hug anyone you'll have to put up with more than a hand shake :laugh: and so will anyone else I might meat on the way. September or October is that a good time for Spain, I assume it won't be too hot by then.
 

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Not wanting to pour cold water Jan but I think it unlikely that we will be vaccinated till this Autumn. We will see.

When do you expect to get yours?
 
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Not wanting to pour cold water Jan but I think it unlikely that we will be vaccinated till this Autumn. We will see.

When do you expect to get yours?
No idea, that's why I say it's a dream for now, I honestly don't think anyone will be going anywhere much this year unfortunately.
Although people are being vaccinated now, I don't think there will be enough for some time yet to allow us to relax or get anywhere near to normality. We can all dream that doesn't cost anything, but to put it into practice too soon will probably cost lives.

So let's just forget about the down side on here and keep our dreams pure. 0:)
 

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You could easy do it Jan. Take your time, maybe six months!

I would absolutely love to help you plan a trip though. I used to love trip planning threads.
That we can do Barry, it won't matter if the plan can't be carried out this year, it won't go stale if it's not used until next year will it.
 

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That would be awesome Alan especially if I am on my way to visit Alan :grin2: Motley and I have also been invited to the north west of Spain.

I just wonder if it will be this year when we can move around freely, I won't be relying on it, but it never hurts to plan in your head.

I think after the amount of time I have been unable to hug anyone you'll have to put up with more than a hand shake :laugh: and so will anyone else I might meat on the way. September or October is that a good time for Spain, I assume it won't be too hot by then.
The latest i would visit northern spain is mid oct but better sept the temp then will be around 20c to25c even in summer the temp is only mid to high twenties
 

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The latest i would visit northern spain is mid oct but better sept the temp then will be around 20c to25c even in summer the temp is only mid to high twenties
That's my kind of temperature :grin2: I don't go for hot, Motley isn't fussy, he's happy as long as he's with me. Not sure if I'll visit you or Alan first, might be a toss of a coin to decide. :laugh:
 

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Oh I think it will remain a dream that trip, maybe I will get to see Alan, but on a more straight forward journey.

6 months :surprise: I couldn´t leave my home for 6 months :crying:
Of course you could!

You left for quite a while when you went to stay with Heike. Dont set a time limit, just meander and see where you get to. This year will be a right off probably but next year perhaps. You could even have a month or two in England if you wanted to catch up with people.

Yep happy to plan a trip even if it dont come to fruition in the near future. I used to spend weeks planning them. I am glad I documented it all as well. Well the earlier trips. Somewhere buried in a folder on a hard drive is literally hundreds, maybe thousands of PDFs of Aires, wild spots etc we have stayed at. You should see a bit of France I reckon as you have not really done it. The Alps, Pyrenees, world is your oyster! Eventually.
 
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