I’d thought I’d share with you our little Taree road trip that we had recently. It was a lovely bit of time away with Pete’s kids, visiting Pete’s dad and nieces and nephew. With five kids, our days were fairly busy – beaching and preparing food, eating food, preparing more food …you get the picture. But it was lots of fun and so nice to see Pete’s dad’s stomping ground and be in his zone for a little while.
He took us to this lovely little European delicatessen just down the round from his place. They had some fat bacon to try, piping hot and drippy with cooked, sizzling fat. It was the yummiest bacon I’ve ever eaten. The pieces were fat, like chunky, not at all thinly sliced like the regular bacon we eat. Oh my goodness, my tummy is rumbling just thinking about it.
We visited Old Bar and Forster and soaked up the beauty of the mid-north coast line. It’s so rugged and steep. Sheer cliff tops with the deepest blue green water lapping at their toes. The sand dunes were amazing. Many of the beaches have steep sand dunes behind their beach fronts. We took body boards to one of the sand dunes and had fun trying to slide down the slopes. The walk back up was a killer and there was lots of whinging going on, I can assure you.
That is a view of the sand dunes we slid down from the beach right up the other end.
We had some fun little adventures to the beach and out to Wingham Brush which has the most amazingly humongous trees I’ve ever seen. We did a little bit of garage saling and op shopping too and found some treasure to bring home with us. Pete’s dad took us barefoot bowling at his local bowls stomping ground. That was lots of fun.
It really was a fun little northern road trip.
It was so nice to get away and out of our normal territory and be away from the responsibilities that lurk around every corner of our homes. Spending time with family, sharing meals, walks on the beach, games of Uno, a talent quest, Bingo and the raffles were all lovely highlights of our holiday. Memories were made and treasured and it makes me want more of these moments and less of the mundane. But that’s another story, I’m thinking.
How about you? Have you been on a road trip recently? Where did you go? What did you do?