Sunday, October 27, 2013

silver city highway

We took a few days out to drive up and around Mildura. I'd never been there before and fell head over heels in love with the countryside. 
There's the willowy serene beauty of the Darling and Murray rivers that make me want to book a house boat holiday immediately. 
Then there's the stark contrast of the Mungo National Park lunar landscape to the bounty of fresh produce and healthy gumtrees surrounding the riverbanks, palm trees and the yearly vanilla slice competition. Throw in a few quaint pubs, some wonderfully daggy motels with radio headboards 
and a gin and tonic as the sun sets on your campsite and you could be forgiven for not wanting to return home.
Syd is very mobile these days and travelling with him isn't always easy, but we happily take on the challenge. We feel a few confined hours in a carseat are a small price to pay for cheerful parents not glued to a computer screen or other electronic devices, new sights, people, sounds and some earth to roam around in. 



11 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow what a wonderful adventure. Like you, I love our country side, I recall doing a very similar trip with Mark.
I’ve a hankering see the Wimmera region, again..
Just beautiful, and I’ve no doubt exactly what the three of you needed.
xx

Anonymous said...

So so beautiful - what special memories to have captured. You are amazing lady xx

Fiona said...

oh my heart, the locations you have been roadtripping through and nothing short of breath-taking. Truly wonderful to see it through your eyes. x

Sarah Williams said...

So so beautiful - what special memories to have. You are amazing lady xx

thecitygourmand said...

Your little munchkin is adorable!

Jessica Tremp said...

@Lisa thank you my darling. I highly recommend you go up that way again, it's incredible and feels miles away from anywhere. xx

@fiona thank you x

@Sarah thanks lovely

@thecitygourmand thank you so much. we like to think so too. x

JK Blackwell said...

Oh makes me wanna go on a road trip! ps: love your 'Walking Dead' take on the image of you amongst the countryside landscape - love!!

Kierstin said...

completely in love with these

Jessica Silva said...

this is amazing! 33

Angela Cavalot said...

15How wonderful! What beautiful landscape, what beautiful people, what amazing photography! xx

Steph Tout said...

What a beautiful adventure, perfectly captured! So evocative of all the varied lands up there. And god, that little guy is just so brilliant and makes me laugh out loud! xo