This time last year: Europe road trip day one

Camp hut and blue sky on a family road trip round Europe | Growing SpacesI can’t think of a better way to celebrate the fact that this time last year we were just setting off on our month’s adventure around Europe (#30daysofcamping on Instagram) than with a weekend back under canvas. Keen to keep riding the Sisterhood high, I booked us a campsite for this weekend the day after I got home from Devon. The site is only just over half an hour away so we’ll head down to set up camp today before picking the kids up from school and taking them to our weekend home-from-home. They know nothing about it as we decided to keep it as a surprise and I can’t wait to see their faces.
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I’ll be charting our road trip journey over the next few weeks here on the blog, giving more details about where we stayed. I took hours of video footage while we were away and I’ll be editing this into little movies to share here too – I’m so excited to live the trip all over again, even if it is virtually!

DAY 1 (FRANCE):
Wokingham – Folkestone: 110 miles by road
Folkestone – Calais: 52 miles by Channel Tunnel
Calais – Arrigny, 228 miles by road

We stayed: At Camping de la Foret, Arrigny, a woodland campite which was virtually empty in early June. This was a great stopover on our way to Switzerland.
We visited: Right next to the campsite was a beautiful lake with a sandy beach and a good playground. A concrete pathway along the edge of the lake was perfect for scooting, and we were entertained by a frog chorus.
We ate: At our tent. Pasta, probably!

Europe road trip 2014 day one from Heather Young on Vimeo.

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