Friday, 5 July 2013

A Road Trip.....

Hi Vintage Lovers,
 We have decided to go on holiday for a few weeks. While we are away the plasterer and the electrician will be able to work their magic on our kitchen in peace.
 So we have embarked on a road trip. I just love road trips.
We flew to Melbourne over last weekend and drove up to Ballarat, a place I have always longed to visit.

From the moment we drove into the outskirts of town I fell in love with Ballarat. The delightful weatherboard cottages that have been lovingly restored and looked after for many decades. The old buildings in the city tell a story of the money that was in Ballarat during the gold rush era and each and every one of them is just gorgeous.

The beautiful house we are staying in at Ballarat.

Visiting Sovereign Hill (an 1800's replica town) was just the most amazing experience. I loved every minute of it. The level of detail was incredible and for the day we simply forgot the real world beyond the gates. All the shops sold quality items just like they used to be made, not the plastic junk of our era that is thrown out in no time at all.

The main street of Sovereign Hill.

The kids loved gold panning........

and discovering the forgotten game of coits.

 There was so much to see and do. We spent two whole days in Sovereign hill and I would love to go back for another day if we have the time.

We are heading to Melbourne this weekend to see the football and do some city sight seeing which should be a lot of fun.
Our trip takes us back to Ballarat next week though - I just can't wait..........

 Have a great weekend.
Mel xx



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