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July 24th 2012
Published: July 24th 2012
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the fires
On the day of leaving we had a few anxious moment. We were leaving Spain towards France. We were told by the reception of the Vichy Spa resort, that the roads North were closed because massive fires at the border. It di look terrifying on TV. One of the workers there had come through anyway. So we thought we tried too. Because the alternative would be to go through Andorra, which is a long way around. The whole sky was filled with smoke clouds and the burning fumes were strong. As we came closer, we could see the fires in the distance, traffic was crawling on the highway as well as on the tolway.At one time we c ould see the trucks at a standstill on the Tolway above us. We found out later that the roads were closed again soon after we came through. How lucky was that for us. Our Hotel was in Nimes and that was a shocker. It was the worst place we slept in on this trip. We were glad to get out. Even the breakfast was a disaster. Fruit that was of beside other things that were wrong. They did not charge for the breakfast.
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trucks waiting to get through
We left at 9 o'clock and choose the country roads. Our car was filthy from ashes of the fires so we gave this a wash at a service station. We travelled through beautiful areas but it took to much time to do this all the way to Ponterlier. The many round abouts, trucks ,tractors that were pulling trailers with straw, that were blowing all over the road took to much time. By 1.30 we decided to take the Tolway, that brought in a couple of hours to Montperlier. A very nice area high in the mountains, definitly be cooler tonight. Last day in France tomorrow we will be in Germany. Till than Liz & Allan


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hotel in Montperlier
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Beef tartar very nice
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lots of smoke
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still burning
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nuclear power plants
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country roads
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country village France
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nice scenery


25th July 2012

Ha Luidjes bedankt voor de kaart van portugal wat genieten jullie he en zo'n mooi weer heerlijk hier de hele week aardig weer geweest zon en 16 gr maar nu krijgen we regen zeggen ze HA HA .Alles goed met ons en de fam gelukkig shool vacantie weer over dus wat rustiger . Zater dag bij Riet Henk gekaart en ik lekker verloren hoor . Vanmiddag met Jaap voor lunch geweest en de pokkies gespeelt <>en we hebben gewonnen eindelijk weer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Wel geen nieuws meer dus tot de volgende keer ! Liefs van ons bijden en tot email Jaap XO Thea XXOO
27th July 2012

Fire en Gerona,Spain
Hallo Lies en Alfons, That was heavy on the road in Gerona.Wij waren vorig jaar daar met vakantie.Met het vliegtuig naar Gerona en met de auto naar Frankrijk,langue doc.Mooi gebied aan de voet van de pyreneen aan franse kant.Jullie hebben inderdaad veel mazzel gehad.Maar ja zonder geluk vaart niemand wel.Goede reis verder en eet smakelijk. Groet Peter en Ria
27th July 2012

very sorry
Jammer dat t. Wens haar het allerbeste van ons Liz & Allane horen van Riet
21st August 2012

years ago
Hi Liz en Alfons, Years ago i have workt at spain in the area you have traversed.Very nice area.But not at this circumstance.Well i have tryed to wright in englisch.Is it good enough.I hope so.We wish you a nice trip to france

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