The Quest on a desert road next to palm trees on Fuerte Ventura.

From our lives, the universe and all the rest.

About Birthdays

November 26, 2023

Nearly three years on the road also means three birthdays on the road. Last week marked Georg's third birthday that we didn't "celebrate" in Germany. In honor of Georg's birthday, let's take a little journey through time...

Content


Oops… it seems like no post appeared last week, or perhaps you didn’t even notice? Almost every Sunday, you can (almost) always look forward to a new post from us…

Last week, Georg celebrated his birthday, the third one he has ‘celebrated’ during our journey. It’s a special occasion that we’d like to dedicate a post to.

About Birthdays

How do you celebrate a special day when every day feels like a birthday?

Georg’s recent birthdays were spent in Spain in 2021 and Greece in 2022, and we didn’t really have a big celebration. Of course, there was cake and a birthday song, but that was usually it. Nevertheless, the past birthdays were always something special. So, let’s take a look back together!

2021

On the coast of Spain, we sought and found a secluded spot by the sea. We spent the day alone, took walks, and discovered a wonderful lagoon for swimming.

In the evening, we received unexpected visits from two Spaniards who wanted to “fish” here. However, fishing turned out to be more of an excuse to meet and enjoy the evening by the campfire. They invited us for beer and freshly grilled Gambas. It became an unforgettable evening, especially because we spoke little Spanish, and they spoke little English. Nevertheless, we could talk with them for hours and had a lot of fun.

2022

Two days before Georg’s birthday, we left Romania because it was getting too wet and cold. So, we set all sails and sailed through Bulgaria directly to Greece, right by the sea.

We landed at Imeros Beach, a beach that looked like there had once been a campsite or something similar there a long time ago. We found a lot of trash and some almost destroyed buildings that were probably toilets and showers in the past.

Nevertheless, it was perfect. We hung the hammock, and of course, there was a homemade birthday cake from our Omnia oven, which we had acquired just a month ago. The sea was still warm enough for us to go swimming.

2023

This time, we didn’t celebrate Georg’s birthday in the van but in our Tiny House. Instead of the beach and sun, we were greeted by the forest and snow.

Unlike the past years, everything was well-planned this time and a bit “louder” than before. Since we have a proper oven in our little house, Jo might have gone a bit overboard and baked three birthday cakes. However, we enjoyed them in good company with our super nice neighbors over a cup of coffee.

As the afternoon went so pleasantly, we decided spontaneously to extend it with a game night, where Settlers of Catan couldn’t be missing.

A very special highlight, however, was attending a Winnipeg Jets hockey game. We had a really cool evening and can truly recommend anyone to attend a hockey game in Canada! So, Georg didn’t just have the full birthday feeling on one day but on two days.


Comments

Questions, Remarks or just Greetings?


Related articles:

QUEST - Our Van - Our Home

October 29, 2023

Today, we'd like to share some key details about our faithful companion and our home with you. We'll also explain why we chose this model in the first place and whether we would do it the same way again.

DIY Dog Crates

August 13, 2023

Using dog crates has many advantages that we didn't fully consider at the beginning of our journey. In this article, we would like to provide a glimpse into why we have a fixed dog crate in the car, how we built it, and why we wouldn't want to be without it anymore.

In the Wild - Multi-Day Canoe Tour

July 30, 2023

Embark on an exciting adventure - several days alone in the wilderness! Camping with a tent is already cool, but with a canoe, it becomes something truly extraordinary. Discover here how we had this unforgettable experience, enriched with valuable tips and tricks for your own adventure. Let yourself be inspired and find out where and, most importantly, how you can experience this captivating journey.

Flashback: 10 things we learned about Sweden!

July 23, 2023

Sweden wasn't just our first destination, but also one of the most relaxed countries we've visited in Europe. Sweden is characterized by its forests, lakes, and rivers, the midnight sun, mosquitoes and moose, Midsummer celebrations, and cinnamon rolls with cardamom. Sweden has become so much to us, but above all, it's a summer fairy tale that still feels that way even in retrospect. To give you a glimpse into this beautiful country, we present to you the 10 things we've learned in Sweden.

How to travel with your own Van to America!

July 16, 2023

Those who dream of traveling to America with their own camper will find numerous blog posts on the internet. We also did a lot of research before our trip and acquired a wealth of knowledge. In our post, you will find not only general information but also everything we have gathered, including the current prices for shipping to America and a detailed schedule. Planning is everything when it comes to this endeavor.