The journey of our lives... so far!
We then had to decide how exactly we were going to get to Germany, and for me and my partner, driving just seemed the more obvious option. Everyone was telling us otherwise. ‘Just fly, it’s quicker/cheaper/less stressful.’ We knew that driving would of course take a long time, but that making our way to the airport, checking in, waiting for out flight, and all the security checks, would be a lot more boring, and hassle with impatient children. Price wise, it was pretty matched, we only had to pay for the ferry and then of course petrol and insurance for the car.
We planned pit stops along the way to Dunkirk, France, then to Antwerp, Belgium, Venlo, Holland, before arriving in our destination Paderborn, Germany. 5 countries (four new ones) In less than 24 hours! Not bad at all for their first abroad holiday.
And I feel we accomplished exactly that.
The journey was a huge success. The boys were so well behaved, I literally couldn’t have asked for anymore from them, and we had lots of fun. (The journey home was a different matter, but no on ever enjoys coming back from a holiday, let alone one with family that you are not going to see again for a long time!)
I’m not going to write about the things we got up to once we were in Germany, as I had blogged about these when we were there, so you’ll have to look at the past blogs.