In any case her self's mam is still not too well, and herself does not want to be too far away if there is a need to come home. Added to that, the boys no longer want to holiday with us, and while we are comfortable to let them make that decision. the youngest (still only 16) misses us when we are away, so a 14 night or more break is out of the question.
Our summer jaunts in the van will therefore consist of a series of shorter breaks.
First up in early July is a 6 night trip to Fforest Fields in the hills of Mid Wales. We have stayed on this site before, but that was back in 2005, and then only for two nights.
I spend quite a bit of time driving through Mid Wales for work, and am really looking forward to having the time to spend doing a little exploring. The Elan Valley is top of my list.
They have done a lot of work at Fforest Fields since our last stay, namely constructing two lakes as well as building a new toilet block. We are really looking forward to returning as the setting and views of the surrounding hills are superb, as well as there being excellent opportunities to walk the dogs direct from the site. Herself also has a hospital appointment on the Wednesday morning that we are there, so we can pop back for that (55 miles each way).
After packing up at Fforest Fields we are not heading home. Our destination will be the Pembrey Country Park where we are attending a weekend rally being hosted by Llangennech RFC Junior Section. If previous weekends are anything to go by it's going to be fun packed, incident strewn and alcohol fuelled mayhem.
Late July will see us travel to Broad Park Caravan Club Site in South Devon for a 10 night stay.
It's an area we've not stayed in before, so are looking forward to doing a fair bit of exploring. Just herself and I for the most part, but we are expecting our boys to join us for a few nights in the middle of our stay.
August Bank Holiday weekend will see us staying close to home for a 3 night stay at the Pembrey Caravan Club Site.
So, that's our Summer mapped out for us. I just hope that @DerekTheWeather plays his part and provides us with some sunshine (actually I'd settle for dry!)