Yes, I’m back and hoping to get this blog up and running again. Now that we’ve got a motorhome we are hoping to have lots more adventures and to be honest I’ve missed this space and sharing my photos. I’m just going back a few weeks and if time allows I’ll do a few posts from the past few months.
On the last weekend in February we finally had the motorhome ready for it’s maiden voyager (it used to belong to Kevin’s Dad and needed a lot of work done on it) to the Blue Mountains. It was just 3 of us, with Athena opting to stay home.
It rained for quite a bit of the trip and was rather foggy up in the mountains. We had booked two nights at Blackheath Tourist Park with an ensuite (not that we needed one, but the other available spot was right by the gate). We were really happy with our spot.
Our view in the morning, with trees out the back window.
Since there was a forecast of rain today we decided to switch up our plans and head to Sublime Point (funnily enough we have one of these in Wollongong as well).
It was an easy downhill walk (not quite so on the way back up) and the view was stunning. We were looking at the back of the Three Sisters and over the Jamison Valley.
While we were here the clouds started to clear and the sun came out.
I loved how the trees created a frame for the valley….
and for the Three Sisters.
From here we drove the short distance the Everglades Gardens.
Even though it was late Summer the grounds were still beautiful (but I’m planning a return trip in the Spring to see the Bluebells).
And how’s this for framing a view?
We also had a look the art deco house.
They had tearooms with a lovely menu but it was a little too early for lunch. So it was back out in the gardens for more photography.
Then it was on to Leura for lunch and shopping.
The chocolate shop….
The most awesome dog/pet store I’ve ever been to….
Lunch at the Red Door Cafe….
We were pretty tired after all this (and I was still in the middle of a Fibro flare) so we drove back to the tourist park and had a relaxing afternoon and evening.
The next morning we woke up to ducks outside our window.
And bright blue skies with not a cloud in sight.
We made the best decision to swap the days around as the valley was crystal clear today.
First was the skyway…
We opted not to do the walk to the waterfall (might do it on another trip) to conserve energy for a walk on the valley floor).
Kevin requested a mid morning snack and we both got one of these cookies – which was expensive but really delicious.
Then it was time for the cablecar….
and a walk through the rainforest. This was really lovely and there were plenty of spots to sit and rest while Christy took lots of photos.
But be warned there is a BIG staircase to walk UP at the end (if we’d gone the other way it would have been easier).
One more look at that amazing view of the valley and the Three Sisters.
Then it was back up to the top on the Scenic Railway.
Unfortunately I hit my head hard getting out so had to sit down for a bit while Kevin and Christy rode back down and up again.
From here we headed the Gingerbread House, which is in an old church. It wasn’t quite what we were expecting with only a small selection of gingerbread foods and hardly any ginger used on the menu. I will just say our meal was okay but it really wasn’t worth the money.
After this it was time to head on home after a very enjoyable first weekend away in our motorhome.