After what has been a super manic month, my husband and I decided a road trip was in order. We needed to get out of our house, leave our life behind and take off for a mini-break. We needed to recharge our souls.
All our regular “last minute holiday options” were booked so we chanced it on a holiday home down south in the little coastal town of Normanville. We lucked out. The place was situated within a tidy-town holiday park, which was largely empty. It had a gorgeous resort-style pool, a central park with old gums and tyre swings and a boardwalk winding through the sand dunes to our own private beach. It was perfect.
We woke to wonderful sunrises, drove through gorgeous farming country and found an amazing nursery in Deep Creek Conservation Park.
The girls had a ball playing games, building sand castles, swimming and getting the quality family time we all craved. We relaxed. We watched the sun rise.
We parked the car on the beach and ate donuts while I worked. What an office!
It might have only been a couple of days, but it gave us all a boost we needed. It cleared the stress and gave us a chance to chillax. It gave me time to breathe, you know real deep breaths. I felt like I’d stopped running. I felt grounded again. Solid.
Do you love road trips as much as me? if you could go anywhere right now, where would you go?
I love them. So does Hubby and the kids. It’s such a reboot and so soul soothing. If I could go anywhere right now it’d need to be warm and have a secluded beach. Oh how I wish…
I think all you need is a couple of days to give you that boost sometimes. Beautiful pictures – they evoke sunny happy family-love feelings. I feel inspired to go somewhere now too…. I’d definitely hit the beach.
These sort of breaks are great.. That is why the SA Tourism Shorts campaign has been so successful. We are very lucky to have so many options so close to the city.
Yes, I do. I love, love, love them. They’re usually the most inexpensive and yet the most invaluable. That place looks like just my kind of destination xo Where’d you say it was…??
Road Trips = love. We returned from a 10 week road trip on Australia Day and while there were a couple of times I thought we’d implode (err, at West Beach in Adelaide), it was amazing. Our country is amazing. We actually bought a Jayco Swan instead of buying a bigger house for that very reason. Time to get away from it all and create memories for our kids.
Bali for a fortnight. Easy. Wanna come with? xx
I love that word ‘chillax’! I’m planning a road trip to Victoria, to the great ocean road…. in just over two weeks! Squee!
Guv and i do road trips down south most weekends during the warmer months, once we are pet free [a couple of years down the track] we will be doing A LOT more road trips, interstate and the like. it’s so freeing and we have a road trip across the US in our sights in the next 5 years – can’t wait.
as for if i could go anywhere right now, where would i go? Tuscany. for 3 months. in a villa. eating glorious food and drinking heavenly wine. husband optional – only because he has no interest to visit Italy and it’s been on my wish list for the past 10 years – long before Eat, Pray, Love!
though i have to say our next holiday, in may, is somewhere i’m really looking forward to going, can’t wait!
I adore them. LOVE a road trip. I will be Googling this place for sure! xx
YES!! Yes I do want to come to Bali Mrs Woog. x
LOVE a road trip. South West Rocks, please. Just thinking about it makes me smile!
Love love love a road trip… and I reckon I’m long overdue for another! Time to start planning, I think 😉
Never happier! Right now I’d be driving the Almalfi Coast with my man (and maybe three kids whining in the back, but maybe not!) X
Road trips are awesome. We decided last minute to have one last week also. We were sick, miserable, and if I had to spend another day of our holidays at home, I was going to go bananas. So we did it. Hopped into the car and just went. It was brilliant. And even though we’re still all sick as buggery, we didn’t feel miserable. And home was a nicer place when we got back! x
A fellow Adelaidian. I didn’t realise until now. Hi!