Th sky obviously felt as I did today, about leaving this peaceful terrain. Grey skies shed their tears on me as I pushed in the chairs into place around the outdoor setting. First it was just a slow rolling tear then a heavy splattering, creating splash patterns on the glass of the table top.
Brian loaded the car with our belongings while I tidied up inside ( the lesser of two evils ).not letting the rain dampen our spirits ( just our clothes as we raced to the car) we planned our day , before heading home.
We travelled to Tea Gardens , a coastal town on the opposite side of the bay to where we had stayed. The drive took about an hour including a top at Baskins and Robbins ice cream store in Nelson Bay. Ally loves the chocolate and peanut butter ice cream there but it wasn’t available while she was up here. So, we bought her a large tub to take home with us for her. This meant some carful packing as we had forgotten a chiller bag or esky on this trip. Luckily I had a large strong carry bag with a heavy plastic liner . We filled this with ice with the ice cream fully entombed in the ice.amazingly when we got home about 4 hours later the ice cream had only softened a little and the ice was still in shape with a little defrosting!! Good air conditioning in the car and the cool outside temperature was in our favour (and Ally’s).
At Tea Gardens we visited Nicole’s Gallery and cafe. These photos don’t do justice to Tea Gardens nor the gallery.
As we were leaving Tea Gardens we saw a house with a collection of boat floats and fishing nets decorating it.
Tried googling it for information but so far no luck. I’ll keep on it though.
It was great to be home ,around two hours later. As we were driving home on the freeway we passed one of my friends Wendy and her husband . Not sure where hey had been but will find out when we catch up soon. It was amazing because the traffic was quite heavy , to coincidentally see a friend on the freeway.
Tim was just leaving for work when we arrived home so we only had the chance to say hello before he drove off. Ally was out so we were glad to have the pets at home :)) it’s great to be home. I love travelling but home is so special. Brian unpacked and loaded the washing machine and I headed out to Woolworths to organise food for he next few day. The fridge wasn’t empty tho. The kids had lots of fresh fruits and cheeses. I actually cooked dinner this evening, chicken schnitzels, salad and chips. I enjoyed doing it having had so much restaurant and take away foods not just in this week away but during my whole holiday period ( except for Christmas). I probably won’t be enjoying it by this time next week hahaha!