We were awake at 05.50 with bright sunshine outside to give us even more enthusiasm for our big trip. We will leave Shrewsbury this morning with Nell, our 23 foot motorhome, and travel to Denham in Buckinghamshire for a nights sleep and a Thai meal at Sukayana. Over the next 32 days will will leave these shores and have a long dreamt of holiday, travelling through France and Switzerland and conclude our journey with a stay at lake Garda before coming all the way back. We are not total novices as we had a similar holiday last year, with Nell, touring Scotland. We have also toured Arizona and California in rented motorhomes in years gone by.