Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Meet Gloria ♥

At long last we have collected 'Gloria' our new mobile home.  Over the past three days we have driven 1350 miles from Bath, England to Naples (home!).  It has been a long drive!  We drove to Calais and used the Channel Tunnel which so far I have always found to be really quick and easy.  Through France we drove via Reims and Nancy before stopping for the night near Colmar.  If only the rain had stopped it would have been a nice place high up in the hills with a very alpine feel.

The next day was a real slog with 9 hours driving but we did it in remarkably good spirits.  In order to crack on we woke the girls at 5 and buckled them in with pillows and quilts where they went back to sleep.  We were a good three hours into the journey before they woke for breakfast :)  I really enjoyed the drive through Switzerland, even with the wiggly mountain roads.   The views were amazing It will be so good to spend some time travelling around the area.  We did have time to stop for chocolate of course.

At the end of the day we stopped near Florence (my favourite place in Italy).  There was no time to explore after all this was just a transport trip really...there will be plenty of time for exploration in the future. 

At last day three brought us home.  It was a little bit exciting getting into our drive at home...literally reversing inch by inch to avoid the walls on three sides!!! We did it though and Gloria is sitting very happily on the drive ready for the long drive when we move back to the UK in July.  That trip will be a far more leisurely. 

Planning routes for the future ♥