What a great weekend we all had. From arriving at Dover through to getting back into our house we never stopped laughing.
Day One – Calais – Arras – Laon
The first scheduled stop on the trip was Arras for a lunch stop . Those ever so nice Scenic Tours guys had reserved parking for us in the towns old square, so along with 200 other cars we had lunch and a catch up in the brilliant sunshine.
After a quick dash to the hotel, for some it was quicker than others (we got lost and at one point was heading back to Calais). We had a group bonding session in the hotel bar and restaurant.
Day Two Saturday – The Rally – Laon – Chimay – Laon
After an early start and getting registered for the event we all assembled at the start at Parc Foch (the sat nav on my iPhone made some very dubious commands at the pronunciation).
Day Two – The Precession Day
As the name suggests all the participants drive around the city until you have had enough driving and then you can pull in and watch the rest. The day starts with a briefing by the Mayor in the Town Hall followed by a champaign reception. Then just time for some lunch then the fun begins.
So after a fantastic weekend of early starts and not so early evenings, food to die for and great company to laugh with.
I have a few people to thank. Karl for his hard work in pointing us all in the right direction and getting us to book. To Jo who convinced Ann to change our Cruise booking,
Ann says its the best decision she has made this year.
To Scenic Tours and the people of Arras and Laon and Chimay who made the event a fantastic experience and finally to everyone else who have made me laugh till my face hurt (you know who you are).