9th January 2012 On the road again! Zaragoza where are you?

Having spent last night on the main car park of the campsite so we could get an early start (today was the only day we’ve seen the sun rise in Spain) we set off about 7.30am while it was still dark.  We were headed for the campsite at Zaragoza 600km away after taking advice from our mentor, Dick.

He said the route was great with plenty of stopping places and as usual, he was spot on.  It took us six and a half hours driving time and we arrived about 3.30pm as we got stuck trying to find the campsite!  We had been given loads of advice from fellow campers as it is notoriously difficult to get to, but we still managed to be wrong footed.

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For those of you planning to visit the site, remember two things – the first, when your Sat Nav tells you to take the fourth exit, DO NOT get into the left hand lane!  Get into the right hand lane and take the exit that then allows you to go around the roundabout.  If you stay in the left hand lane (as I told Dean to do) you can only turn left, it does not allow you access to the roundabout.

Second, when you see the signs for the campsite, FOLLOW THEM! Don’t listen to your Sat Nav that takes you down a dead end one way street, then you have to go through an housing estate to get back out again!

Once we got there though, the welcome we received was very friendly. The pitches were large enough for us to leave the trailer attached and we had the option to decline electricity.  There is a bar/cafe on site where we had two coffees and again, very friendly staff.

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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