30th December-1st January 2023 Bad Rothenfeld, Germany

We had stowed most of our things last night so we could have a lovely last breakfast with Brian and Heike before setting off.

We are going to back to a place we last visited in 2009 on our year off.

We were on the road at 09:45 am and the weather was great for driving. An added bonus was that there was not much traffic on the road.

We stopped for a couple of comfort breaks and eventually arrived to find the site quite busy!

Total driving time = 3 hours 21 Minutes

Distance                  =  252 kilometres

Campotel Bad Rothenfeld (Stellplatz).

€15.00 per night

Free WiFi

Water = 1 cent per litre. (10 cent coin minimum)

Electric = 60 cents per Kwh

Toilet and showers all included.

I began to fill up with fresh water and Angela wandered off to look for a suitable pitch and to find the kiosk to pay. I like that you can fill up with a 10 cent coin. Other stellplatz we’ve been to is €1 for 100 litres.

Once parked up I plugged in the electric cable and fed the meter with a few euro coins. We both went for a shower (very clean facilities) then chilled for the rest of the evening.

During our short stay here we had planned to do some walking and cycling through a wood to Bad Laer. We decided to give it a miss as we had both been doing plenty of walking recently. Apart from going into Bad Rothenfeld on the 31st December to get a some bread rolls (before one O’clock due New Years eve) and to visit the Altes Gradierwerk we stayed in the van.




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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