Running a camper hire business is hard work and can be very stressful at times, but right now I wouldn’t change it for the world. The suns shining, we’re busy and have had some really lovely people venture out in the campers.
Last week James took Peaches out for the weekend and his words pretty much sum up everything that’s great about VW Campers.
Peaches and lavender.
Who knew you could have so much fun with such an old girl!
Our 1973 vintage VW Campervan looked fabulous in the glorious sunshine and we loved that she has been kept in her original style and condition. With two adults, a 10 and 13yr old we thought it might be a bit cramped, but that was far from the truth and the full size bed was more comfortable then some hotel beds I’ve be on and the kids loved being ‘upstairs’ in the pop-up roof.
We bumbled off to Park Farm Campsite in Bodium, Sussex – a highly under rated peak the UK where you can still avoid the tourist hordes heading to the New Forest or queuing on the A303. The campsite was great, loads of space to play football, French cricket, frisbee, badminton….we did the lot and more….but it is also clean, safe and importantly you can have an open fire to sit around, tell ghost stories and make smores.
After a comfortable night we tucked into hearty bacon and egg rolls all cooked on the built in gas cooker and with a neat cool box too we had plenty supplies for a BBQ, copious cups of tea and a few beers.
Peaches was the perfect backdrop for our trip and attracted plenty of attention from admirers. People just seemed to treat you differently, on and off the road, the universal love people have for these über cool VWs just seemed to rub off on us too.
At the end of the weekend we took a long route home just to keep the magic alive for as long as possible. We were so in love with Peaches by this point that the boys insisted in sleeping in her on our drive and were very sad when I dropped them at school.
Maybe it was the sunshine, roasting marshmallows on an open fire, the hours of playing silly games, or just being disconnected from iPads and email, but on our a road trip with Peaches we reconnected as a family and we loved it – and we want more…. so today we started looking for a Peaches of our own.
Thank you Peaches, you are one classy girl. Oh…and thanks to Rod, a genuinely lovely guy, for making it all happen.