After having to forgo friday camping at the gathering to placate my new employer, the mini convoy of my family and mr and mrs lard set of at a very leisurely pace.
traffic apart our top speed was set at 57mph
on my part due to the horrendous fuel consumption of the previa
and in the case of Paul - because his temporally re-aquired nippa was a bit scary going any faster
please note mrs hairymel is in charge of packing 'essentials for a 24hr camp
not everyone was enjoying the cruise as much as we did
on arrival the sudden and unexpected generosity of our fellow retroriders left no time for me to take any pics, until rain caused everyone to decamp to their shelters.
cooking dinner was a bit of a issue as i was not sure how to burn and boil the steaks at the same time
everyone settled in for the evening, although my daughter had had a few too many sherbets by now
the meat course was followed by a dessert of toasted refresher marshmallows
this is where it all went a bit wrong for me
everything is a bit foggy from then on in for me but i am told i had a good evening
an early start but sluggish progress lead to our youngest team member sitting outside waiting for food
one round of breakfast burgers later we were allowed to have a wander around the show
nightmares escort attracted my attention
unfortunately by now (1/2 hour in ) it had became apparent that a bottle of wild turkey, 6 hours sleep and having to walk uphill were more than i could cope with effectively
bailey my 6 y/o daughter took over the picture taking
it brings a tear to my eye that my offspring also likes rust
i am afraid that is where the pictoral record ends, due to bailey's desperate need for a full english with toast and jam for afters.
and ice cream
and a packed lunch
and more ice cream
we all had a brilliant time and are already planning a 2 day hangover next year