So we headed off to the largest Caravan and motorhome show in Europe in Dusseldorf full of excitement for what we might come across. The last time we visited the show we bought ourselves a caravan so this time we were determined to concentrate on business!
We arrived courtesy of Flybe and I was amazed that the flight was only an hour. No sooner had I watched the downloaded Bake Off on the ipad, we were landing in Dusseldorf. On to our hotel for the night, the Sheraton just across the road. After a long day we were delighted to be staying so close to the airport and we hit the hay ready for an early start.
After a lovely breakfast we headed outside to catch a bus to the Messe. The 896 had us there in about 15 minutes and showed us downtown Dusseldorf en route. All travel was included in the price of the exhibition ticket which proved to be great value as we made for Dusseldorf centre after the show (that's another story).
On entering, we were reminded of the sheer magnitude of the show. The halls seem to be never ending. Thank God for comfy shoes! We met up with one of our suppliers which was lovely after only ever seeing an email address and hearing a voice at the other end of the telephone line. We also met a particular supplier that we had hoped to, and we are looking forward to hopefully bringing you some new and exciting products in the future....watch this space....
We stopped for some lunch, what else but Bratwurst. Would be rude not to wouldn't it...
We had a look at some really interesting things, inflatable tents and canopies, all sorts. Once we had met who we wanted to meet and seen what we wanted to see, we had a scoot round the new caravans. Dangerous possibly...but luckily it made us realise how much we love our own caravan. We will hopefully have many happy years in it to come. We will just treat ourselves to a new canopy every now and again instead, much cheaper! :o)
It's a great show and if you have never been, you should take a trip. An hour from the UK, caravans and motorhomes galore, what's not to like?