I learned another thing from our holiday with Sam’s sister and her husband last week:

Vicky and Jim arrived in a brand new motorhome (very similar to the one in the featured image), and we were invited in to have a look.  It certainly has all the mod-cons; cooker, carpeting, foldaway table, microwave, TV, shower, chemical toilet and central heating.  In fact it has everything we have in our holiday home except for one thing – space.  When the double bed was folded down then it became a little too cosy for me, to the effect that even the proverbial swinging feline might protest!

I tried to imagine what I’d feel like with two of us in the motorhome when all the blinds were down at night, the double bed down, and the door locked.  It didn’t take me long to realise I’d probably feel claustrophobic and want to unlock the door and run screaming outside.  Echoes of lying encased under the tomography machine sprung to mind.  Strangely Sam was of the same opinion when we discussed it later on.

Vicky and Jim can travel all over the countryside, park up where they want to, and enjoy new places and adventures.  However, there would be about 12 hours where they would be shut in the van, hardly able to move about.  Sam and I were of the same opinion that if we travelled to new places, then we’d rather stay in a hotel.  We enjoy going to our holiday home and being able to move around or even sit in different rooms if we want to.  With all its clever gadgets and mod-cons, we both quickly learned that a brand new motorhome is not for us.

What would you rather do?  Travel and see the sights in a somewhat cramped motorhome with all the latest gadgets, or make several visits per year to a comparatively spacious holiday home such as our one depicted below?  I’d be interested to read your comments.  Working tomorrow – back on Friday.

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