Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The great Victorian roadtrip

We had a ball on our week away, exploring a few old Victorian towns.
First stop: Ballarat, Victoria's 3rd largest city/town.
Highlights:
-visiting Sovereign Hill for the first time. While the kids loved panning for gold and going underground, I'm addicted to their aniseed drops made on site.

-running wild through the Botanical Gardens and being the only ones there.
-discovering the best wooden toy park ever on the shores of Lake Wendouree.
-ogling the gold discoveries at the Gold Museum
-dinner with my oldest uni buddy, who made the most sublime lemon tart ON THE PLANET!
-brunches at an old pub: the brekkie pizza with egg, bacon, tomato, onion, hash browns and sweet chilli was the best!

3 comments:

Lacey Devlin said...

It sounds amazing!

Kate Hardy said...

Sounds like a really fun trip, Nic - glad you enjoyed it!

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks Lacey and Kate.

We had a ball, the kids especially.

And for me, the first break away from home for over 5 years. Long overdue!!!