The last time I stayed in a caravan was many, many moons ago when I used to go on holiday to Scotland as a child with my siblings and parents. I wasn’t quite sure how our maiden voyage would go in the Adventure Van. It’s a bit different when you’re an adult. There’s a lot more to think about.
Having managed to finally book a caravan pitch after calling 6 different camp sites, all we had to do was pack everything we needed, hitch up the van and away we ago.
If only life was that simple.
Unless you do your research before setting off (which thankfully we did) you have to take into consideration the amount your car can tow and the weight of everything you want to take with you. Not to mention the nose weight of the caravan when everything is packed.
Yes, I know. Nose weight. Who knew?
With all the technical stuff checked, backing the caravan out onto a main road was a little bit hair raising. Thank goodness our van came kitted out with wheel movers and a remote...
Last week I ‘fessed up to how I’ve felt lately. Sam and I have both missed our annual outdoor adventures which is partly why my head has not been fully in the game.
One night I was laid on the couch watching something or other on tv when Sam handed me his iPad. He loves sifting through eBay finding vintage Lego and jigsaws.
“Look at that” he said, “There’s a whole pile of board games and jigsaws but look what comes with them for the price!”
I looked. Then looked again in disbelief.
“Shame all the board games and jigsaws come too,” I said teasingly.
Then at the same time, a little light bulb switched on in both our brains. Sometimes we don’t need to say anything to know what each other is thinking.
We both realised that this could be a way to get back into the wider world with minimum impact on other people during the Covid-19 crisis.
Spoiler Alert: It’s not earth shattering!
The board games and jigsaws came...