Week 12: England

We're packing up and leaving Scotland behind on Sunday morning. We're off to England for the rest of this leg of the trip.SundayWe loaded the car for what seems like the hundreth time. We hit the road towards Queesnbury. We're crashing there for a few nights to break up…

Week 11: England and Scotland

Countryside, medieval castles, and engineering marvels.SundayWe left our hotel in Leicester after a tasty English breakfast and a swim in the pool. We've got about 325 miles to cover today to get to our home for the week just north of Edinburgh.We were planning to make a stop…

Week 10: France and England.

We're in Saint-Chéron this week until Friday. Overall a pretty quiet week for us. Then it's travel madness for a few days.SundayRest day. We stayed in the house and watched the rain.MondayKatharine and the kids were off to Disneyland Paris. I'd sooner have a root canal so I…

Week 9: France

SundayLet's go to France! We crossed the border in a little town called Charriére. Hardly even a sign letting you know that you were in another country. Today was another driving day with four hours between Middelkerke and Saint-Chéron. We opted for the scenic route this time. The French countryside…

Week 8: The Netherlands, Belgium

SundayWe're staying in a "campground" in Voorthuizen. Camping in The Netherlands isn't at all like camping anywhere else. Our place is a small chalet on a pond. There's a pool, a cafe, and laundry faciliites. We're going to use all of those amenities today.Monday, Tuesday, and WednesdaySchool and work.…

Week 6: Germany

Our last week in Hannover. We leave for Berlin on Saturday.SundayWe rented a car and had our first Autobahn experience. I didn't realize we were on one at first. Then a car flew past us and I looked at the GPS. Yep, found one!Our destination was a small…

Week 5: Germany

We're still in Hannover. We've got one more week here after this. I had a business meeting in Toronto on Thursday and Friday so Katharine and the kids were solo in Hannover most of the week.On Friday we're picking up a car. We'll have the car for the rest…

Week 4: Germany

SundayOur first Ryanair experience was a success. I upgraded our tickets to the Family Plus package which scored us two 20kg checked bags and assigned seats. You have to print your boarding passes at home or pay a €40 fee at the airport. That meant trying to figure out how…

Week 3: Ireland

Ireland is a bit of a blur. Jetlag caught up with everyone on day two.MondayAfter the kids' first Transatlantic flight everyone was wide awake. That didn't last long. We picked up our rental car and headed to the AirBnB to get settled. It was a short drive from the…