AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Dave Brooks, iFrederick Brooke, iKeith Dyne, iThomas Neviaser, iClaudio Herrera, iEugene Meyer, iJeff Ovall, i

  Home > Memoir > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

John W Townsend

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 469 Titles
· 498 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: May, 2009

John W Townsend, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Quirks / Eclats - photography & texts by Albert Russo
by Albert Russo

the world upside down..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Books by John W Townsend

BELIEVE IT OR NOT IT IS TRUE.
by John W Townsend   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Thursday, July 23, 2009
Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
John W Townsend

• DO NOT MISS THE POINT of JESUS WORDS.
• MY NAME WAS JIACK---The background to the book.
• WHY DO I DOUBT?
• WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?
• MAKE EM LAUGH
• WHEN A WRITERS MIND CREATES A REAL TIME ILLUSION
• ARE WE ALL STUPID OR SOMETHING?
           >> View all

Your high in the Swiss Alps, the Sun is disappearing fast as it hides behind the hills, your looking for a sight to park your VW camper van for the night.

It was 1978 we were travelling across europe from London, our destination was to reach Venice.

We had done our homework and marked out where our stops would be, you see we were travelling in a VW camper van, it was going well.

We did have a few hic-ups, bothe seemed to happen when passing through Germany. One was going the wrong way around a roundabout, and the other was because of that driving onto the exit of an Autban highway, yes the wrong direction.

Aside from that all was going well, except when we were driving a route through the Swiss Alps we did not calculate that it gets dark fairly quickly. The Sun drops behind the mountains and darkness descends quickly. It was clear that we would not reach our chosen site in time, and mountain passes in the dark were not our best option.

So we looked for a site that we might camp up for night. Now believe it or not. Along this twisting road we noticed a relatively flat field, the gate was open and a sign said 'camping' , brilliant! There was no homes nearby just faint Cow bells clanging in the distance. We parked and sighed a great relief. Shame that there was no washroom, toilets, site shop, but hey this is brilliant. 

The snow capped mountains had turned a glowing orange, as we walked around the field enjoying the rest up.

In the middle of the field was a rather eratic wooden shed with a slight lean to one side, being very noesy we opened the door and looked inside.

To our astonishment here in the middle of a field, in the middle of nowhere, high in the Swiss Alps, in an odd wooden shed, there was a very clean fully flushing English toilet. We stood amazed, you never know what turns up some times.

We stayed for two days and each time I used the toilet I wondered where it all went when we flushed. 

 

Web Site: papabears-publishing



Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Popular Memoir Articles
  1. How to Pick Up Foreign Men
  2. Marilyn Monroe's Honeymoon Flight
  3. Merv Griffin Steals My Shrimp
  4. Gifts and the Parable of the Talents
  5. On Guard
  6. My Father
  7. Stonewalled--Book Review
  8. Things just Ain'twhat they used tobe
  9. The Girl Who Loved Christmas
  10. 9/11 Memorial

Not Just Spirited: A Mom's Sensational Journey with SPD by Chynna Laird

What would you do if your child suffered with something so severe it affected every aspect of her life? And what if your cries for help fell on deaf ears at every turn? Yo..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Crazy is Normal a classroom exposé by Lloyd Lofthouse

The primary source used to write this memoir comes from a daily journal that Lloyd Lofthouse kept for one school year. ..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.