I don’t know what it is about traveling, but expect the unexpected… We no sooner had stepped right up to the door of our plane for the flight to London and on to Amsterdam, and Louise grabbed my arm and said “Oh my God, we forgot to call Mikleane and tell her where her car was (we had used her van to get to the airport and was to leave the keys in it for her and the family to find when they got back from their trip on Friday). We ran back up the loading ramp and told the agent that “we had to make a very important phone call right away…No, sorry.. But we have too, it is life or death…OK, but hurry, and only one of you”. The message was sent, and Louise was let back onto the plane. We had a direct flight to London and then a wait of 1 1/2 hours before our continued flight to Amsterdam. While waiting for the gate to come up on the board, we found a seat and had a little break from the confines we had experienced from the flight over. Unfortunately, when the gate number came up, we apparently read it wrong and missed our flight… Not good… Fortunately, we were allowed to get onto the flight that would leave 3 hours later, so not all was lost, except time and having to hang around an airport longer than we wanted. By the time we landed in Amsterdam, we were really bushed and a little touchy..
We decided to rent a car at the airport, even if it would cost us an arm and a leg. We just wanted to get to “Bumble Bee”, and then onto the campground were we had a bungalow waiting for us to move into. By the time we got to the campground, after all the delays, it was closed….not good… I walked around looking and praying that I could find someone there and wouldn’t you know it, as luck would have it, I did. About 8:30pm we were able to climb into bed, and we needed it. Now this bed was a dream, at least a dream for two very small children that wanted to sleep in the same TWIN bed… On top of this, we both were wide awake at 3:30am. I finally rolled out of bed and stepped out into the rain and found my way to the shower at 4, I think Louise lasted until 6… About 10 we finally got things together enough to go over to “Bumble Bee”. The agenda was to find out just what the trouble was with her when we left last month. I pulled the battery out and had it checked, and it checked out to be perfect…now what the heck, I guess it could be the starter, but I will have to leave that to the pro’s. We headed off to Utrecht to see Donna, at Turners Campervans, and see if one of her mechanics could come out. Donna was right on it and had one of her men come back with us and we pulled “Bumble Bee” about 30 feet and she started. That done, we headed off to Utrecht. They will go all over her to get her ready for the road, so we will be here in our Bungalow until Monday.