Giant Ants and Roosters

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Had a nice little chat with one of the Belgian ladies as Colin was getting the campervan ready to go. There are two couples, each with a large campervan pulling an identical little black and white smart car, and they go down to Spain each September and return home to Belgium each March.
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We got on the motorway at a decent time and headed north/northwest past Reims – saw a truck carrying several Maserati, each in it’s own protective cover.
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A little later we were passed by a beautiful black car – a McLaren. OK, so not ALL of the most beautiful cars are from Italy.
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As usual there are signs along the motorway showing local sites to visit, etc – many in this area, of course, have to do with one of the Wars.


As we approached Lille we had both of the GPS’s going, and I had two map books open at all times. We didn’t like the drive around Lille so turned east a little earlier than planned just to get away from the maze of highways that make up the ring-road around the city.
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Most of the round-a-bouts in every place we’ve been have decorations or some sort – flowers, shrubbery, statues, etc. One of them we passed had a large cube with huge ants swarming all over it – kind of creepy.
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We found a really nice campground near the town of Zwalm and settled in for a day of rest. They really like roosters here – the one in front of the office is about five feet tall – it’s big enough that it could make a nice meal out of the ants on the round-a-bout.

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