We are back from a very relaxing vacation in the middle of nowhere near Lier in Belgium. We had a great time and enjoyed ourselves very much. The weather was mostly sunny and warm. We stayed in a lovely cottage surrounded by nature (private property): water, trees, little fields, birds, etc. We lived outdoors all day, wonderful! Some things were a bit primitive, but that didn't really matter. In the coming days I'll share more stories and pictures!
The day before we went away we bought another car! A bit hectic to do it last-moment, but it was the sensible thing to do. Because of the increasing petrol prices (Dutch prices are ridiculously high!) we had been looking for a comparable car on LPG (liquefied petroleum gas). They are very sought-after, because the price of LPG isn't linked to the oilprice and therefore much lower than petrol. The monthly taxes for a car on LPG are higher, but it really pays off if you drive a lot like we do. Ron had kept an eye on the market. So we drove to Belgium in a new car! This is it:
It's a black BMW 318i Touring Executive (E46). The same model we had, but with some extra's: 2 years younger (2001), original PDC (park distance control), full on board computer, better mileage, removable tow bar and LPGi (liquefied petroleum gas injection). We are very happy with it!