In The Mountains

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dear Olive,
We woke up Saturday morning, and made a snap decision. We vacuumed, hung out washing and cleaned the bathroom in record time. And with much excitement (and in under two hours), we were playing ispy from the car on our way to the Mountains. Within 90 minutes, we were breathing in the fresh, invigorating, chilly Mountain air!
We stayed in the grand old hotel The Carrington, in Katoomba. It totally feels it's been left over from another era and it's so great. (Christmas in July festivities were in full swing and had you completely puzzled!)
We took a couple of short bush walks (amidst much whinging at times from you) - the scenery and views are just breathtaking. You had everyone at the look outs laughing at your loud appreciative "ooohhh's". It felt like we could have been looking at another world. We ate home made pies at a local pub, visited craft markets, drank champagne in front of the open fire and just relaxed and enjoyed the space to breathe. (Sleeping in a king size bed was also a highlight.)
The pressure on Shane and I this year has been pretty intense, for various reasons. But on this weekend, we found our spark again. In the Mountains.



















18 comments:

Jodi said...

Oh, you guys look so happy. And I love your new 'do; very winter chic x

good_to_be_home said...

Beautiful!

one claire day said...

Yay for spontaneity and spark!! xxx

Jacqui Calvert said...

Sounds wonderful. Looks beautiful!

Gaby said...

i love the mountains at this time of year. i've always wondered about that hotel, its so majestic looking. what a great escape x

Lila Wolff said...

Breathtaking, what a lovely place to recharge.

Elli Moody said...

That's so strange - I just this morning finished reading 'The Forgotten World' by Mark O'Flynn which is set in Katoomba and The Carrington! Worth a read, especially if you're interested in the history of Katoomba.

Nat said...

Such beautiful photos. It's so lovely to get out and about at this time of year, isn't it? xx

little beds said...

This looks so perfect. Adventuring and exploring are the perfect escape.Holly.x

Astred*designcherry said...

What a fantastic idea! Well done for being able to break free

Joanna said...

yay for impromptu trips.. Such a spectacular place! x jo

Sarah Raaen said...

Stunning! Nothing like mountain air to recharge.

Sar xx

ashley said...

that place looks amazing. something in the air in both mountains and the sea. xx

Jessica said...

ah your blog is so gorgeous, such a precious idea :) glad i stopped by
-Jessica

Imogen said...

This is awesome Kel. Ol in the bath… priceless! x

Leanne Barnett said...

what a wonderful snap decision- it sounds & looks like a great time. There's something realyl lovely about getting away for the weekend.

The Wholefood Mama said...

Wow. such a beautiful landscape it all looks so rejuvenating to be in nature. Thanks for sharing your time away! x

la petite lulu said...

Stunning! What a beautiful spot - my husband and I have always wanted to go to the blue mountains, but STILL haven't made it, one day, one day!

 

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