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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Back home

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:

BMW 318i Touring
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!

6 comments:

  1. Good to know you had a great time - out in the nature - far away from the stressful urban life - that's when you feel alive you know :-)

    Congrats with your new car!

    Wishing you a great end to your week!

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful and relaxing holiday! I love your car and would love to get one. Glad you are enjoying it.

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  3. Just out of curiosity, how much does a liter of LPG cost?

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  4. @ VH: 1 liter LPG costs €0.624
    To compare:
    1 liter euro € 1.589
    1 liter super+ € 1.649
    1 liter diesel € 1.389
    (prices today at our local station)

    FYI:
    1 gallon = 3.785 liter
    1 euro = 1.57529 US dollar
    (Convert-me.com)

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  5. It was nice meeting you and your friends again in Belgium, totally unexpected!
    I promised to send you more info on the Mabon websites and some links for websites with chants. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten. It's just that it has been so very busy last week, that I haven't had the time yet. But you'll definitely get the mail later this week!
    Hugs!

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