Discussion in 'Europe' started by Chrisradioman, Aug 22, 2011.
We then walked back to camp & I upset my Belgian neighbor because the beef burgers we had bought were too smokey, he kept shouting "not possible, not possible" I moved the BBQ to the other end of the pitch in the shade just to keep the piece, he still went on but all that stopped when I told him to go away in the universal language.
Once we had had our fill we took Leah to the park so she could have a play then we got her to sleep & we had a few games of Uno & Yahtzee outside in the warm earnings air before it got dark & we went to bed.
Park in Luxenburg 2
The following morning we were up at 9.00 had breakfast, a shower, packed up & had left by 11.00. We drove North East towards a campsite that was listed in the tourist information guide in a place called Beaufort. The road was mainly autobahn apart from the last 5KM, which took us on main roads through a heavily wooded area. Near our destination we drove down into a valley & stumbled upon a medieval chateaux called Beaufort Castle. It has been fantastically preserved & as we liked the look of it we decided to look inside.
We paid 10 Euros for the 5 of us, while none of the history plaques with information were written in English or Welsh we got the jist of what was going on. We spent about an hour there before traveling the remaining 3KM to the campsite:-
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At the campsite we paid 62 Euros for the 5 of us for a two night stay. The guy on reception who spoke perfect English told us to pick our own pitch apart from the ones crossed off on the plan & then return to tell him which one & pay.
Most of the plots were flat but some had a slight incline. We picked plot 124 which had a very slight slope but plenty of sunshine & right opposite a shower, washing up & toilet block. This was ideal as we could wash our dishes in the sinks provided with hot water rather than in the van. The pitch has fantastic scenery & facilities inc a very large out door swimming pool with hydro slide, it has an ice rink a large kiddies park & strangely a cemetery. I believe you can use the cemetery without camping
Once we had set up camp we had tinned spaghetti bolognaise, super noodles, fresh new potatoes & tinned rice pudding in true camping style.
Once the dishes had been washed (it was my turn) we visited the park & walked around the local village, which up until 1944 was a Nazi stronghold. It was liberated by the American army in 1944.
I then used the site free PC to upload some photos into Photobucket before returning to Milly for chicken curry & nazi goreg & nan bread for tea followed by some fresh fruit salad for desert. We played another round of Yahtzee & Uno before retiring to bed at 2330:-
Park in Luxenburg 3
We were all up showered & breakfasted by 10,00 & headed over to the pool we spent a few hours in & around the pool & then retired to the camper for lunch where we had pasta with sweet & sour sauce.
After doing dishes (how come it was my turn again?) we went out for a drive in Milly, we went to Millerhal where there is an ancient stone arch over the river with a waterfall underneath, we strolled around & had a look then went back to the van:-
When we left here we drove around randomly, briefly entering Germany at one point, as we were quite near the border. We drove through a small village called Larochette & we came across another medieval Chateaux. We paid 10 Euros entry & treated our self's to an ice cream each, the guy serving I think lived on the premises as his wife was also in the shop ironing, like most things in Luxembourg it was very quiet & we were the only visitors. We wandered freely around the ruins, a lot of the buildings had been restored to their former glory & the space was being used as an art gallery by a local artist, He also had a lot of his work displayed around the groundsI don't think I could afford any of his work though:-
After this we made our way back to Beaufort & stopped at a Cactus store to do a bit of shopping then we went back to our camp & had more pasta & pork chops for tea.
It was my turn again to wash dishes (its a conspiracy) then we followed our usual routine of playing card games, Uno & Yahtzee, we went to bed when the rechargeable light ran out.
Next morning after breakfast we headed to the village of Echternach where we visited the Roman ruins at Villa Romaine. We wandered around them then around the lake which was a long but enjoyable walk. There was a youth hostel here & lots of youths enjoying them self's on & around the lake. You could use their facilities if you wanted too (toilets canteen etc.)
We had a play in the park & then Katy & Leah went on the trampoline:-
Park in Luxenburg
Leah on Trampoline in Park in Luxenburg
We left Echternach just after 1600 & headed for Burdoff. At Burdoff there were some breathtaking rock formations, caves etc as it was once upon a time beneath the ocean, its well worth a visit.
There is a lot of climbing steep steps & walking involved, not ideal with a 6mth pregnant wife so we didn't go too mad & walk too far. Ideally I'd like to visit this place again for a better look when we have more time, at least I've been there though:-[size=1.35em]
We then traveled the scenic route back to camp, by now we felt we had seen almost everything in the area so would spend one last night at the camp site then head somewhere else, we'd not decided where:-
That night we talked & played games until the light ran out & we had decided where to go next.
The following morning we got up showered, packed up & had breakfast & were off the camp by 11.00.
Amy & Katy (the eldest of my daughters) had told me that they fancied visiting the Nurburg Ring in Germany because the Truck Grand Prix was on the weekend & they fancied watching it. As it was only 120KM away & we were so close to the German border we decided to head North. We got there by mid afternoon & considered staying at Camping Nurburgring but at 230 Euros for 2 nights we decided against it:-
Its an aue inspiring place with exotic metal everywhere you turn. stuff you'd normally see once in a month if your lucky were around in they're dozens Porsche GT2's & GT3's SLR's AMG's:-
We parked in a dedicated parking field & walked to the info centre & enquired about driving around the ring. The staff were very helpful, spoke good English & told us what we should do. Basically we had to drive around to the Nordshcleife line, park up & purchase a Ring card from the main office. We decided to look around the info centre & return to use it the next day:-[/font][/size][/font][/size]
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