By Claire and Chuck
This is a quick update. We are currently back in Amsterdam. It was 10 pm and we had just gone to bed in the parking lot of the Fiat Dealership once again, when we heard a very large sounding vehicle arrive. Chuck got up to investigate, peeking out the window of Homer. He couldn’t really see anything so he got dressed, went out and met René who had left at 1 pm from Amsterdam, driving straight through. Claire got dressed as well and watched the show. It took an hour to load Homer onto the flatbed transport truck.
René wanted to put some kilometers on and we were game, so off the three of us went, riding in the big cab together.
We drove for 3 hours, chatting and learning all about camping in Europe from the expert, then stopped at a rest area for the night at 2 am, about a quarter of the way to our destination. We were up and on the road again by 8 am, arriving in Amsterdam at 2:30. René must be made of strong stuff. He drove for over 18 hours! We are very grateful.
We are now in a nice “botel” on the water and feel exhausted, relieved and Chuck is a little bit seasick. We both feel this was the right thing to do. The plan is to get it fixed tomorrow, fingers crossed, but we're prepared for it taking 2 days. Meanwhile, we will spend the day in Amsterdam having a good time. We’re thinking of heading to southern France by way of Germany and eastern France but don’t have a solid plan yet. We’ll talk about it tonight.
We don’t know when we’ll have internet access again and wanted to check in with an update. All is well.
Don't take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive. ~ unknown