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July 8th 2009
Published: July 8th 2009EDIT THIS ENTRY

The journey has begun



We have officially begun touring Europe!! WooHoo!

We picked up the van in London and Shane had an extremely stressful driving experience.
Driving on the wrong side of the road, while sitting on the wrong side of the vehicle, shifting with his left hand in a large van in London which has the narrowest streets possible and the fastest most impatient drivers. Luckily we negotiated and managed to get 50 pounds off the van price as well as a TomTom (GPS) with western European maps. The TomTom was necessary in London..otherwise we would still be there...

After leaving London we decided to drive to Kent, which seemed lovely in a movie we saw once about some tennis players and their balls.....unfortunately TomTom got confused (or we did!) and we ended up driving up and down the motorway, literally we would go 8 km, then go around the round about, then 8km the other way, then around the round about, rinse repeat. We ended up napping in a parking lot for a bit.

Giving up on Kent we headed for Brighton, which was a great decision as Brighton is a beautiful little coastal town not too different from Victoria. We also joined the caravan club of which we are (I think) the youngest members with the smallest caravan.

We are headed to see Stonehenge, which is on the top of our to see list.

Shane and Meg




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On the train to get the truckOn the train to get the truck
On the train to get the truck

Do I look like I have $5000 in my crotch area?


8th July 2009

Laughing out loud...
Your posts are hilarious! I laughed out loud... and perhaps peed a little when reading the roundabout.... It sounds like you are experiencing all the quintessential traveling experiences right up front! Looks like a blast! Meg don't spend your WHOLE trip behind the camera! lol Sb xo PS Shane, I always thought you had pounds down there.... :) Meg told me so...
8th July 2009

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world
Your trip to Kent sounds like a comedy of errors. In fact, it sounds like a comedy. It reminded me of the movie "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world". I believe that Brighton also had a movie filmed there. I never actually saw the movie so I can't be positive though the title would suggest that it's true. It is called " Brighton Beach Memoirs". I hear the movie is great so let's see how Brighton fairs though it already sounds great. Meg looks like she just pulled off "the big job" with all the cash then you had to beat it out of town before the coppers got wind of the "Out of Towners" with Shane driving the wrong way on the wrong side, at the wrong speed. Sounds like a LOT of fun. Mom
9th July 2009

name the van
Name it Destiny, it means " for which you were meant to do !! it looks very cozy. talk to you soon. love sue and mike
21st July 2009

Caravan
I LOVE that you joined a caravan! Yaaaaa!!

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