On the road again

Tomorrow we’re heading off for our annual holiday.

We have tickets for Mary Poppins and Hairspray stage shows in Melbourne so decided to incorporate a detour and make the most of the break.

We visit Melbourne annually, as many of the trade shows are held there, so we thought we’d take a look at the countryside between Sydney and Melbourne this time.

Sydney, Echuca, Daylesford, Melbourne, Sydney

Back in the ’70’s my family would drive from Brisbane to Melbourne every other year to visit friends. We would take a different route each time and see different parts of the country. In 1975 we visited Mt Macedon and tasted mineral water direct from a spring in the ground. This was way before people were espousing it’s virtues and everyone carried a bottle of water with them wherever they went. We thought it tasted like rusty batteries!

Tasting Mineral Water at Mt Macedon in 1975

I haven’t been back to this are since, and as my husband is an Irish import, he’s never been at all! I’m looking forward to seeing what has changed.

Apparently, a lot! I’ve been scouring every magazine and blog for the past 6 months building a little black book of places to visit and things to see.

I’m looking forward to visiting Shed 4 courtesy of The Design Files.

David Bromely artwork via dailyserving.com

There are now heaps of holiday rentals in and around Daylesford including Comma which look very stylish but a bit too big for the three of us.

Studio Suite at Comma

We have rented a cute little cottage for a few days and will visit the Farmers’ Markets and Food and Wine Fair as well as check out the towns in the vicinity. I might even have a massage.

Our first stop tomorrow evening is the town of Echuca. If you were in Australia in the ’80’s surely you remember the television series, All The Rivers Run? It starred John Waters and Sigrid Thornton and was set in Echuca on a paddle steamer on the Murray River.

All The Rivers Run

So think of us as we cruise down the highway winding our way from Sydney to Melbourne and back again.

Image via www.dailyserving.com

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