Monday, 5 October 2009

Nothing like family holidays

'I have a great family; I live an amazing life' - John Oates
2009 was really about connecting with family. After the Easter Holiday with our granddaughter, Keith's mum, Peggy, and my Dad, Rob, both came to Darwin for another visit. Sadly it was to be their last. Friends Bob and Tony at BT's at Moil on the Park offered the use of their holiday home. (Parents don't do boats!)
Peg and Dad helping out with smiles
Dad was the first operator of the Iron Ore Loading Facility in 1965
Keith with his Mum
Lea with her Dad

Next on the list was my flying to Melbourne to take my daughter, Tamar, and Skye, for a girls week at Hepburn Springs, the capital of Spa Country in Victoria.
Historic Hepburn Springs surrounded by forests
Hepburn Springs is rich with history and the texture of generations past. It was established by Swiss-Italian migrants during the Gold Rush of the 1850s.  
We stayed at the delightful 65 Main, and were spoiled by Christine Lewis, our hostess.
65 Main
Tamar and Skye enjoy 65 Main Breakfast
Christine our wonderful Hostess
There is so much to do in Hepburn and the surrounding area and a week is nowhere near long enough. We did enjoy lunch at the Convent Gallery




The Convent Gallery
and of course no visit is complete without the Spa experience at the only historic Hepburn Bathhouse


One of the first TAFE's
Fabulous coffee everywhere
Jacksons Lookout; an incredible view