Hi, my name is Bev Dalton and I live in a large American RV, called Georgie, with my husband Steve. Since his retirement in 2016, we have been discovering how to live in a mobile home whilst travelling around Europe. He drives the big girl, and I follow behind in our Smart car, nibbles.
We use walkie talkies when we need to communicate – for instance, ‘please stop soon, I need the loo’ – and this has proved vastly superior to our original system of me hanging a handkerchief out of the window, and then overtaking him (brown for, ‘stop at the next available place’, and white for, ‘stop now, the lockers have opened and everything is scattered over the road‘).
There are campsite rules to discover, dodgy toilets to navigate, new languages to struggle with and – since his stroke – Steve is apt to mix up left and right. We have got a lot of things wrong, so I’m hoping that other wannabe travellers will find this useful.
I’ve had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for over twenty years, which means I’ve never been anywhere much before. I was always rubbish at languages at school, and my sense of geography is embarrassing, so this is truly a great adventure for me. Hopefully I am more of an innocent abroad than an idiot, but the jury’s still out on that one.
I hope you enjoy seeing things through my eyes. Drop me a comment sometime and say Hi.