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Valentine’s Day in Avebury in our Quirky Camper

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After walking around the incredibly cute and quaint Avebury, we were gifted with the first sunset of our trip and possibly one of the most beautiful and serene ones we have yet to see, ever:20160215-IMG_3278-2Even Hector, our Quirky Camper, got to enjoy it 🙂

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PS – Sorry for the delay in our post! We usually post on Tuesday mornings but being that we’re on the road in a new country, surrounded by so many new things, not always having connectivity (though thanks to tep wireless we have wifi more than we ever could have imagined!), plus our schedule is dictated entirely by the weather and our appointments to go look at van homes to buy (yay!)… it’s a bit difficult to stick to such a strict regimen but we promise to post each week one way or another 🙂

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…along with footage of us driving on the other side of the road (!!)… on the other side of the car (!!!), across London’s famed Tower Bridge!

And to top it all off, here’s a photo of Drew keeping warm by our in-van fireplace 🙂 Notice how we use the fireplace to also heat our dinner plates, as well as our fuzzy nighttime socks!

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6 Comments

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    Josh Hartshorn

    December 10, 2018

    In the moving picture of you two with the tree behind you, I pruned that tree! I’m lucky to live locally and work in such places as an arborist, and it’s cool to stumble upon your blog and see a photo of it there ! I’d love to be traveling in my van with my fiancé and meet you two in a pub for a pint. I’m gonna keep reading, love it !

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      Brittany Rouille

      December 14, 2018

      How incredible is this!! So serendipitous that you would find our blog, choose to read this post and then magically find a tree you pruned on top of it all! Such a special place you live, we miss it everyday… except for the cold winter, we’ll take Florida weather instead 😉 Sending you all our love!!

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    Sunny

    February 19, 2016

    Very inspired by your photos and adventure!! My boyfriend and I are planning a 2 month xcountry roadtrip and looking your past entries has been super helpful! Do you mind, what tripod do you use? Thanks!

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      mrandmrsadventure

      February 21, 2016

      Excited for you both!! Feel free to let us know if you have any questions, you will have a blast 🙂 we use a Vanguard Alta-Pro Tripod – it’s awesome

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    Sarah

    February 18, 2016

    Hey Brit, do you have a recipe for the madras chicpea dish you and Drew had for V-day? Hope you are enjoying your trip! Lots of love!

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      mrandmrsadventure

      February 19, 2016

      Nothing too fancy, we bought the sauce from a local market (Madras sauce) and mixed in cooked chick peas and mushrooms (because we love them) and then let everything simmer in the oven for about 45 minutes 🙂 super simple and super good! Also added a bit of cayenne to taste for some added heat!

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