In London we’ve found our best friends, Jaak and Mieke back at the Air Canada cargo. We were happy to see eachother again in a safe and good shape! We didn’t have the courage to drive already home and were keen to meet again with Lisa and Jason, so we stayed 2 nights at a B&B in Dorking. We took the opportunity to discover the beautiful Sussex, a historic county in South East England. In the evening we’ve met the lovely couple, Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford, to talk about their amazing travelling experiences in South and North America. It was an evening full of positive energy and inspiration for the next journey of which you will certainly learn more in the upcoming months.
On Wednesday afternoon we finally arrived in Belgium. First, we had a quick stop at BMW Peter D’Haese where we were welcomed with a ‘lekkere koffie’ (nice coffee) and when we arrived home, we were surprised by nice drawings of Bas & Ella (nephew & niece) to welcome us back home.
To be honest, it feels strange to arrive at your own place, which doesn’t feel the same anymore as before…
But before we say goodbye and au revoir to all of you, we would like to say some special thanks to all the friends we’ve met along our journey, because without them it would have never been the same!
Herbert Roeland: our Belgian friend who shared all his knowledge on the US when we were planning our journey
Ken & Joan: you were the first couple we’ve met at our journey
Skip & Karen: the great stay at your place and the visit in New Orleans
Brian Lee: the meeting at the Silver Dollar Bar and the beautiful souvenir; handmade knife & sheath
Jan & his family: first adventurous Belgian guy we’ve met in the US
Gérard & Sue: the stay at your home in hot & sweaty Phoenix
Kevin: the relaxing time in your inflatable coach & the fantastic life philosophy you’ve shared with us
Jack & Camilla: the nice diner and off-road jeep tour in the red rocks of Sedona
Mathieu: our brave French friend who bicycled through the US from East to West
Paul & Barbara: the unforgettable stay in Girdwood, filled with warmth, adventurous stories and cooking passion
Thor: our riding buddy during one week in Wyoming, Montana & Washington
Dan, Greg & Melanie, David, Greg, Jason & Lisa, Rob, Randy & Denise: the inspiring time at the overland meeting in Flagstaff
Mike & Brenda: the great BBQ & discovery of Hope with the gold divers
TG Woody Witte: the great hospitality and ride together to Mount Evans
Todd & Linda: for drying out our soaked gloves in the Olympic peninsula
Kelly & Steve: the best treating campsite manager we’ve met. Thanks for all the support
Chris & Jamie: the most hospitable BMW service manager we’ve met in the US
William & Nils: our Belgian friends & great drinking brothers in Anchorage
Michael: our beloved French buddy & like-minded friend
Henrique: alias mister coconut – our Dalton hwy buddy
Vanessa & Brian: the best motorcycle campsite owners ever
Dick: the morning wake-up call for the fresh breakfast with bacon & eggs & coffee
Evelyne & Adrian: our swiss couple, both driving their motorbike with whom we shared twice a campsite
Tonni & Jim & John & Turk & Wayne & Steve & Gunther & Princess Margaret-Rose & Barry & Steve & Sean & John: unforgettable guys and princess who made our stay at the Nakusp beemer rally full of laughs and good memories
Yvon: the great stay in Québec
Carlo & Cathy, Renato: Italian hospitality in Canada – good food & wine & grappa
Alan & friends: beautiful Falls ride in Nova Scotia/cabot trail
And all other friends we’ve met along the road; Steve & Gloria, TJ & Kayla, Mr. Mouton, the Bumbling Norwegian, Jay, John, Wayne & Dana, Ted & Luvie, Gabrielle, Jessica, Bob, Marcha & David, William & Michael, Jim & Richard & Roland, Mike & Myriam, Mike, Elza & Jack, Gail, Peter, Greg & Helen, Mary & Jamie, Fons & Famke, Gary, Jodie, Peder, Andy & Jennifer, Rebecca & Adam, Carlos & Andres, Clayton, Desmond & Hans, Tim & John, Martin, Brenda & Eddy, Harold & Julia, Mike (the Beerthief), Las 3 Amercias, Dominique & Clovis, Cristian, Dan & Tanlin, Karel, Ruslan & Yun & Jeff, Sam & Lee, Brent, Marion & Nils, Christian & family, Olga, Wilma & Rob, Simon & Sylvie, Lesley & David, John, Kurt, Alex, Angela & Guillermo, Gayle & Ken & Gretta and many many more
Our journey will continue…..