The camper is packed and we could leave immediately if I wouldn’t have updated our TomTom navigation system. When I wanted to feed it with our destination the device says it can not find any maps and wants to be connected with the computer. Of course we can do this only at our house. WE have to go back home, switch the internet on again and hope for the best. After one hour I was about to quit it said „Now you can disconnect!“ and it functioned again. Arrrgh! What do we learn by this? Always try your device after updating!
With more almost two hours delay we can eventually start. In Luxembourg we fill up our gas tank, fuel is much cheaper here. In Belgium slowly the weather improves. The highway gets boring by the time and we switch to smaller roads. The drive through the Ardennes is lovely. Along the river Meuse we drive through a pretty country side unknown to us. Unfortunately we cannot find a campsite here. We have to go back to the highway to pass Brussels. At the canal between Gent and Brugge we find a nice place to spend our first night. It is about time because it it is almost 8 o’clock and we did 560km,
this is quite a distance.
It is raining on our day of departure. This makes it easier to leave.
Not much to take pictures of – that’s why I want to show the changes of the last years:
The old house:
New house with old extension:
The extension changes:
New house with new extension:
Our stay is finished for this time. Once again we had a great time here in the Allgäu!
In the morning we are surrounded by a beautiful snow covered winter scenery with a little bit of blue sky.
The gorgeous view yesterday – usually that’s not good sign according to the weather! Today we have heavy snow fall. We decide for a walk down to the village of Fischen about 8km and deeper in altitude. Down there the white stuff falling out of the sky is very wet!
Being back it is still snowing and way more than the promised 6 cm (by our host) cover the landscape.
The weather forecast was right: Sunny weather today! We have to go skiing! The view up the mountain is a dream!
The walking group also takes the lift to reach the mountain top and walks around the Ofterschwanger Hörnle.
Today we take the curvy road to Balderschwang, the highest village of Germany. Beautiful country side, deeply covered in snow.
Unfortunately we are not successful for finding accomodation for next January. School holidays are always difficult. We thiught we passed this stage but due to Jonas…
The food here is always very tasty!
The birthday boy ordered sunshine for today.
The sun is out but after finishing breakfast and bubbly it is gone! But walking in the snow is also fun without sun.
For small lunch we find a nice restaurant. We have to hurry to be back for the birthday coffee in the afternoon.
There is only a short break before our rich evening meal. Way to much eating today!
As a treat from the birthday boy there is also Sex-on-the-Beach and Williams! After that we are so filled up – we have to walk more tomorrow!
For the three Jos – Jochen,Johanna and Jonas – vacation time is over, school and work are waiting!
As retired persons we can add an additional week. We cross the Alpes to the western part of German Alpes. Unfortunately it gets more and more clouded. Our destination is Ofterschwang/Allgäu. Since several years we spend a week in winter here with friends. In the morning we have 10cm of new fallen snow!
It became a tradition to be greeted with a schnaps!
A week of skiing at wonderful conditions is over now!