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The Chamberlain's Electronic Scrap Book.
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Photo taken on Bridge over crocodile river after just leaving Malelane gate from Kruger Park.
Well, time has come to update the front page of our web site (The old one is here). Things have changed to some extent, but the joy of caravanning is still there.
One of the changes is where we go. In the previous home page, I said we liked to visit different resorts. Times have changed and find that we now go to places where we have had really good times. Two in particular are Swadini and Berg-en-Dal. Swadini in the middle of winter is lovely. The weather is very mild and is a great escape from the cold Johannesburg winters.
As for Berg-en-Dal, the Kruger is my favourite place and Berg-en-Dal is literally 4.5 hours down the road which is an absolute pleasure to drive. Exceptionally well kept roads, scenic and quick.
Main change in our life to date is a new Car. I finally decided to get my dream car which is a VW Caravelle. The model is the 7 seater 128kw manual TDI. To say the kids (now teenagers) were over the moon is an understatement. The two seats immediately behind the driver / passenger seats make life for them awesome. The seats have arm rests, they recline, they swivel so you can face backwards and finally, are fully moveable on a rail system so that you can have as much leg room as possible.
As mentioned in my previous home page, my Volvo used to have power. Although the X-Trail was on 96kw it was good for towing, but nothing like the Volvo at 128kw. The Caravelle also has 128kw but 400nm of torque. I have not yet had the opportunity to tow the caravan, however, during the last weekend of April 2007, we will be heading to B&D again and the bus will be put through its paces. Driving around town however tells me that I am going to be realy satisfied.
Biggest worry? Well, John is in his matric year and next year we do not know what is happening. He may be working, he may be overseas, college, varsity, who knows. Basically, will he be coming on our regular holidays? A friendly word of warning. They grow up quick and one day will be out the nest. Enjoy the times you have with the kids around. It is very quiet around the house when they are out partying!
Anyway, as mentioned in this site, enjoy what we have to show you. You are welcome to e-mail me at any time.
The Chamberlain family.
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