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First night out

In the first weekend in november we went for our first trip to test the camper. There was a lot to be done and to check, was it waterproof? Did the gas work, could we cook? The simple things. We drove to Brussels and parked at a parking in Tervuren, next to the entrance of the Arboretum of King Leopold. A beautifull parc/forest with a large variety of pinetrees. King Leopold seemed to be nog kosher, to say at the least, but he did leave us in this century a great parc!

It was a rainy day, not very special, but that didn’t matter, we only wanted to test the camper. When we arrived Roy began to do some diy in the camper, we didn’t have any food with us and so we went on our bikes to the villagecenter to do some shopping. And in Brussels they speak both French and Dutch, and the food is slightly different then in Dutch supermarkets, more culinairy and so we had a great meal. The bad thing about old Belgian cities is the cobblestones everywhere. They look very charming, but with the bike you are all shaking! The other thing is that we, as Dutch people are not used to hills and mountains so our little bike trip downhill for just 2 kms, was allready quite a climb, which actually a good thing for our muscles, but we need to train, because we will cycling much more hills in the future!

In the camper everything worked very well! There was no need to turn on the stove, so we have to test that on the next trip. We were happy as little children when we woke up on sunday and we went for a walk in the arboretum, afterwards we drove to the parc of the Africa museum, more King Leopolds pride, we didn’t visit the museum because we didn’t have time, we had an appointment with my four sisters and my mother to visit the textile museum in Tilburg.

So all in all, a perfect weekend!

Here we go!
From the parking to the woods
Working in the kitchen
Huge trees
slippery logs
sequioa 120 yearso ld
Like a fairytale.
Earrings from seeds

Lord Liberty is here!


On october 26 2019 we bought Lord Liberty! After looking at hundreds of adds on Marktplaats, the Dutch sort of Ebay, we first decided to wait with buying a camper until spring. We want to leave in spring, so why search now. But it’s like falling in love. The moment you stop searching, someone comes along. One evening, four weeks ago, Roy showed me an email he wanted to send to the previous owner of the camper. Roy showed me the photo’s of the camper and all the technical details. This is the one! So I agreed. The camper was for sale in Rockanje, the village where Roy grew up. So Roy mailed to the guy with that little detail. We were the first ones who reacted to the add. It was just a few hours online! When it comes to campers you have to be really quick, no hesitation, otherwise some dealer will buy the camper before you do…

So the mail was send and two days later we had an appointment after work! When we arrived, we discovered the previous owner knew Roy and his brother from primary school! They were almost the same age and went to the same school! How things come together.

We looked and talked for an hour, made a little tour and the camper looked and sounded good. We could come back the next day for taking a drive in daylight. So we did. The thing is we had to decide quick, there were a lot of other interested people. The add had a high ranking. We are quite impulsive and we know it’s strange to buy the first camper you take a look at. But we simply couldn’t find a reason not to buy Lord Liberty. So we did!

As you can see the camper is in the original state, brown wood. We want to redecorate it, for a more fresh and creative interior, it has to become our home, not just a holiday home on wheels.

So last week I painted a part of the interior white, with some colours here and there.

But I ‘m not happy with the coloursthe cupboards, I think I will change it. But at least it light and bright! I painted the back seating area dark blue, the same colour we have in our house. Always a winner! It’s such a cosy corner now!

I will take one more week to paint some more in the interior, then the camper goes back to the storage.

The past two days we tested the camper, we slept one night in Belgium. But we need a cliffhanger…so I will tell you next time everything about our first night out with Lord Liberty!

On our way to Brussels…next time..see you!