There’s no place like home. But home sometimes gets crowded, musty or just plain boring.
That’s when the travel bug gets you and you have to get outta there, like GTA’s Luis Lopez when the cops are after him.
And what a timing it was this weekend, when Hubby and I had to test out our camping gear anyways, to see how everything works and if we still need anything. The one thing we knew that was missing was an air mattress for me. Solingen’s DIY stores didn’t offer any we liked, so on Saturday we decided to head over to Wuppertal. There we found Rockstore who boasted a really nice staff, but no air mattresses (at least not under 100 Euros). Luckily there are big department stores where we got ourselves a nice mattress for 15 Euros, and even with dolphins 😉
A few ours and a Mc Donald’s cupcake later
we hit our first destination, Brucher Talsperre. They had a campsite allright, but only for caravans. But they had a tapas bar, Alhambras, so they won a few points again. On to Lingesetalsperre and Kerspetalsperre. Same problem there, no campsite for tents, at least not directly at the water.
Hubby tried to find an alternative using his cellphone, but internet access is hard to find in the middle of nowhere. Luckily google once again proved to be the friend of the lost and we drove on to the Aggertal, heading for the Freizeit Camp Aggertalsperre. After our earlier setbacks this campsite looked like the holy land to us. Not too big, very clean and orderly. It lies directly at the shores of the Aggertalsperre, with a lawn area for tents at the side of the water.
You think it’s idyllic? Why, yes it is!
After a view pulls here and there, our Opera was ready.
And the best thing was: Myri and Rob were nice enough to visit us
We chillaxed a bit at the campsite’s bar, enjoyed the weather and good company and in the case of some of us, the pancakes with blueberries
singing: “Yummy yummy yummy I got love in my tummy”. Oh what fun!
While enjoying the deliciousness we saw a man disappearing behind a small building with an air matress, heard a loud “whooosh” and saw him reappear with his filled mattress. After investigashuns we found out that the campsite offered the free usage of a high-pressure-air- thingy. Yay, no tiring pumping for us.
Just for the record: When I say “us”, in this case I mean “Hubby”.
After a saying goodbye to our friends and a nice game of boule we had dinner at the camp’s restaurant while watching the final foodballgame of the championsleague. We didn’t really care for the game but enjoyed the night nevertheless.
Afterwards we reclined to our tent, crouching deep into the sleeping bags and tried not to notice that our ground wasn’t even but slighty fell towards the shore.
The night was quite quiet even though there were some kids partying and cars driving in the distance.
The morning came at a few minutes after 6 a.m. and brought with it dew and thin fog, it was beautiful
We were tired and exhausted, but happy nonetheless. After a quick breakfast of chocolate croissants we payed our fare, not too steep, and checked out the beautiful Talsperre before heading home again