As I mentioned in my previous post, we had a hard time figuring out what our next step would be taking into consideration rising coronavirus cases throughout Europe and the fast-approaching winter. We went back and forth and ultimately decided on renting a home for a month in the Netherlands. We were able to drive here in a day from where we were in Germany, we only needed to cross one border and the numbers here aren’t as alarming as other nearby countries.
I put in a few hours searching airbnb for a private home in a rural location that would have a place we could park the camper, enough space for the six of us to (mostly) stay inside for a month and within our budget. We ended up emailing about 10 places, explaining our situation. And we lucked out! We found the perfect place. Literally, it could not be better. It has everything we wanted (including a dishwasher, an oven, a washer and dryer, bikes), is cozy but spacious and below our camping budget. We were so excited when we arrived yesterday and settled in. The girls think we should just spend the rest of the year here!
It was stormy yesterday (another reason we were glad to not be camping) but today the sun came out. Sometime in the next few days we’ll go for a hike or bike ride to explore a bit. We are right near the water and pretty close to Texel, a small island. Steffen and I spent Monday grocery shopping (3.5 hours and 500 euros later) and packing so we won’t need to go shopping or into restaurants for the next few weeks. We will try to keep our sightseeing to outdoor activities! And we hope you will continue to follow along as our trip morphs and changes with the global situation. Who knows what will come next!