I have yet to finish blogging the tale of our epic Melbourne-Brisbane and back Feb adventure and here I am with a another one. Bad blogger, bad, off to the naughty corner with me.
This time we stayed in our own state and we had a couple of friends along for the ride which made it even more special.
We started with a couple of days at Big4 Bellarine. I told you how awesome it is there way back in May so I won’t gush too much. The bed was still blissfully comfortable, the pool so gloriously warm Sebastian fell asleep on my shoulder, the attention to detail by the staff still impeccable and quite importantly, discovered that the wine glasses are a very decent size, very important when stuck on a couch under a sleeping kiddo.
Just as I expected, the kids had a blast. And can I just say, jumping pillows are the best fun!
We were very sad to say goodbye to our little Big4 Bellarine home, but we waved goodbye and set off down the Great Ocean Road. Oliver reminded us that he gets carsick. A lot. That was fun. He and Sebastian were very popular at the 12 Apostles which was a bit unsettling. Strangers taking photos of my children without asking and a group gathering to shake their hands (they asked permission first) which was a bit cute. Still weird though!
Ollie and Bas during their meet and greet session:
We stayed in Warrnambool and well, if you plan on staying at Big4 Bellarine as well as somewhere else on your holiday, I’d recommend leaving Big4 until last, anywhere else is a bit of a let down.
We did a day trip to Portland to look for whales. See that black dot in the middle of the picture? That’s a whale. It is. Promise.
And see the kid poking his tongue out? That’s our cheeky 5yo.
It was a short trip compared to February’s epic adventure, just 5 nights, but so much fun. The weather wasn’t great in Warrnambool so we didn’t get to do too much exploring this time around. Road trips are a bit of work with the kids, a lot of prep required and loading and unloading the car is tedious. But I really really love road trips. So many opportunities for the kids to see things they wouldn’t normally. The freedom to float along on our time table, all together. I love road trips.