Whatever it was definitely the more the merrier!
We were very lucky to be joined on our second camping trip to France by our very great friends the Eastwoods, Mike, Angie, Dan and Emma. Although, Emma at that point was only slightly more than a twinkle in her Dad’s eye . Dan and Jamie soon became fast friends encouraging each other in hilarious silliness with Laura acting as surrogate mother, big sister, childminder/ entertainer and teacher.
From that point on we spent every holiday together camping. Us in our various vans and the Eastwoods, initially in “Southfork” a vast and labour intensive trailer tent, later a caravan and most recently a motorhome! Our holidays together continued even after they emigrated to Australia although they were far less frequent for obvious reasons.
Together, every summer we explored the glories of France gradually moving further and further south in our wanderings. Then one summer we accidentally on purpose bumped into our other close friends ….the Pearces. We had known Michael, Maggie, Lara and Faye for many years. They also had a VW camper, our children attended the same school, Maggie and I shared childcare so it made perfect sense to link up and enjoy camping holidays and adventures en masse.
We were also lucky enough to be joined at various points by other mutual friends on our camping trips and regularly we would be catering for over 16 people! Not an easy feat with just 2 hobs, a remoska and a BBQ; but enormous fun.