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Posted: 04/29/14 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hello TC friends,

last (Easter) week we travelled to southern France: Provence (the Inland) and Cote d'Azur (the coast line).
I want to present some photos and impressions and hope you like it.

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As I told you at the end of last year we changed to a smaller rig (Nissan Frontier and "TrendUp"-full carbon composite camper.
We thought that - due to the age of our children (19 and 15) in the future we would travel only two persons, but..... facts can change quickly: out adult daughter wanted to accompany us.
So, this was our maiden voyage - with 4 persons. And all worked perfect, although it was very cosy inside the camper. [emoticon]

Now I present you the first part of my pictures, in the region of Provence, inland of southern France.

village of Sisteron:
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one way grill in use:

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yummm:

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reaching the entrance of Europes largest canyon: the Verdon canyon:

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good for para gliding:
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campground at the bottom of a dramatical impressive rock, village Castellane:

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some local goods in the market:

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speciality of the Provence are flavored products of lavender like soap:

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view from the top of the rock:

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do you see our TC ?:

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beautiful, little villages:

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and one of the tiny campgrounds:
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So long for the moment. Next chapter (when I will find enough time) will be the trip along the coast of the Cote d'Azur:

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hope you enjoyed our impressions until now. [emoticon]


cheers
Felix

* This post was edited 04/29/14 10:39am by flaxi *





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Posted: 04/29/14 10:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Thank you for sharing. Looks like it was a nice trip


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Wow, that was great!


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Absolutely stunning photos, Felix. Many thanks for sharing with us over here across the pond. It's been many years since I was in that part of the world, but the photos still bring back the feeling of History that so many parts of Europe instill. Thanks again, and congratulations on the fact that so many children in that age group want little to do with traveling with the "old" folks. That says that you've done it right.


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Awesome pics, thank you

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Looks like wonderful trip. Cool your kids still want to come with you.
It's been some 20 years ago since last time I was in the Provence, and the campgrounds sure look different from back then (with grass fields to set up a tent and put stakes in the ground..).
Or are where you camp just parking lots?
And while I really like my 1-Ton Ram PU, I sure wish we would have those wonderful little diesel pickup trucks in the USA..
Cheers!


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Great pictures. BTW what part of Germany arw you based in? Used to work for a company that was headquartered in Biberach about 30K south of Ulm.





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@all: thanks for the nice comments.
Don, I am based in western part of Germany, near Cologne [emoticon]
@drc5900: I think you have enough variety of all Kind of trucks, smaller, ones, too, like Tahoma or Frontier ! [emoticon]
@Clarryhill: yes, we are really happy that the kids still want to go with us ! [emoticon]

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Flaxi, yes you are right, we have a lot of great choices for pickup trucks big/medium/small, but we are lacking the ECONOMICAL DIESEL engines for the small pickups in the USA.

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