07/07/19 – the last two days went by pretty quickly. I was busy getting the caravan ready for our journey ahead. Even though we’ve packed up most of our stuff almost a week ago there were still some last items that need to be on board before leaving. Cleaning up the Appartment roughly was part of that as well.
We set out around 10 this morning with our first stop on the way to the polar circle after about 350km (200 miles). Technically I’m able and allowed to drive at 100km/h (~60mph) with the caravan attached but I decided against it due to the traffic and weather conditions. It took us like 5.5 hours to get there.
This was the very first time driving with a caravan in the back for such a distance. Nothing bad happened and I felt good while driving. It’s just slower than usual for me and therefore takes a little more time to get where I want to be. My patience is well trained now so not a big deal for me 😉
We will stay here for a couple of days celebrating some birthdays and then hit the road again.
Then we will leave Germany by driving a similar distance as today 350km (200 miles) and stop there for the night probably behind the Danish border. We will see.
Good thing is, I’m currently forgetting the current weekday so that I have to ask what day it is. I find that this is quite funny since my vacation time has started on Saturday… I’m still not in vacation mode tho. Long day, finally came to an end. I’m done, good night folks 😉
08/07/19 – today started slowly for all of us. Being tired from the last days before leaving and then driving for so long was exhausting. After a good breakfast, I started to move some items in the caravan from one end to the other trying to distribute the load a little better. We’ve also set up the awning yesterday a little after we’ve arrived. I wanted to see what to do and how to pitch tent / break camp to have my sh** together and save some precious time there… This also means that I have to put stuff around to improve access to it. Then I want to reduce load from the caravan and shift it over into the car. Hope that this will also improve the driving a little. Saving some fuel can’t be that bad 🙂
Around lunch time we left for the first birthday party. It’s been great fun for the rest of the day that ended also quite tired.
Tomorrow we will celebrate the second birthday and will break camp for our planned departure early Wednesday. We’re all excited for both but will also go to sleep now.
Next update from Denmark, I guess. I’ll also turn on the inReach when we leave.
10/07/19 – wow. That’s been a long day and we’re all still tired. I feel that we need some additional time to adjust to this new situation and learn how to deal with that.
Anyways, we made pretty good progress today in terms of miles. We stopped here and there for a short break but our goal was clearly set. Denmark today or bust. We wanted to get out of Germany as fast as possible and make some miles on our way up. Besides driving slowly on the Autobahn through the normal traffic, we made it into Denmark by 4:30pm (we left around 10am this morning).
Since it was a late arrival to get our camp chores learned and done, it’s already about 10pm now that I’m writing this blog post. And it’s not even really dark outside… Beginning of midsummer already? I think so.
Tomorrow is a new day and I’m curious about what it will bring. We plan on getting into Sweden right after noon and find a good camp ground where we will be for 2 nights before we will head out again.
Traveling with kids is a total different thing than anything I’ve ever experienced so far.
Driving with a caravan sucks in terms of speed limits and such. Even though I know what they are good for and why they exist, you’re just slow. And not many around you seem to understand why you’re not exceeding those limitations…
I thank God for the cruise control and Spotify.
We’re all doing great besides of being tired.
~Blade~ and the family 😉