Travel Diary: The Weekend Getaway
This week I was lucky enough to nip down to one of my favourite places, Bright. Nestled away in the Northeast of Victoria, Bright is what I like to call my happy place.
After a spur of the moment decision last week made by a lovely family member of mine, I quickly found myself packing my things into a large small bag and on my way to the countryside. The journey there was a fairly painless drive, made enjoyable by Michael Jackson’s greatest hits CD on repeat.
Once we arrived in Bright we took a short stroll through the town and then parked ourselves right by the river and soaked in some nature’y goodness.
Breakfast the next morning was at the cutest little cafe called the Ginger Baker. Even though it was fairly cold outside it was nice and toasty inside the cafe, isn’t that the greatest feeling? Actually no, the greatest feeling was when I inhaled my breakfast; ricotta hotcakes with blueberry compote, maple syrup and pecans. I’m literally beginning to salivate just thinking about it, I could definitely go for some more of those hotcakes right about now!
The agenda for the day was a drive to Beechworth, a historic town that was all the rage during the gold rush days. Even though it’s winter the weather held out long enough for us to walk around the town and peruse the shops without getting rained on. Beechworth is fairly famous for its bakery but for me I’m all about the old sweet shop. There’s something so enjoyable about walking into a colourful shop filled with all your favourite childhood sweets. One lady literally squealed when she walked in, so it goes to show how exciting lollies and chocolates can be. Mmmm, sugar coma.
Once we left Beechworth the rest of our time in Bright was spent doing the things I love the most: relaxing, eating delicious food, reading, watching Netflix, taking photos, writing and eating some more delicious food.
On the morning of the bittersweet journey back home we woke up to a hilarious ‘typically Australian’ sight: Kangaroos in the backyard of our accommodation. I say ‘typically Australian’ because I’ve had some overseas relatives assume that down under we all have Kangaroos as pets, keep them in our backyards and ride them to school or something. Obviously I set them straight and told them we definitely do not have Kangaroos in our backyards and we don’t ride them to school, we only ride them on special occasions. Anyway, waking up to the sight of Kangaroos was lovely as it’s not something you see everyday.
Before we headed back home, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to walk by the river one last time and take a few snaps (typical blogger move).
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, I love Bright. Well actually, any chance for a little escape (and hotcakes) and I’m in.
Where are your favourite places to escape to?