“Stop and take your time to notice things and make those things you notice matter.”
― Cecelia Ahern, Thanks for the Memories
And there’s the holiday theme again … AND you are aware this could, in theory, turn out to be a long post, because as you know by now, holidaying is what I do best and like most ☺ BUT it’s my girl’s birthday today and I still have a few “mum duties” to do.
Favourite memory of summer vacations is the theme for this week … and seriously … it’s a tough one. How do I choose a favourite holiday out of so many wonderful ones?
Mum was always big on travelling and I’m very fortunate to be married to a man who likes going to different locations just as much as I do. Obviously, I’ve loved all my holidays with my family. Of course I have. The ones that stand out are the ones to France or Italy. I remember my trip to Portugal and Greece with great fondness. Thrown into a group of 50+ young teenagers and make friends was a challenge for me, but it was great. No doubt, when it comes to favourite holidays I cannot go past my trips to the British Isle – sensational! Or my holidays to Australia – OMG! ツ The scenery, the land, the animals, fauna and the people. What can I say? Fond memories indeed. AND, not to forget our recent holiday to the USA, driving through five states in three weeks in a little motorhome (RV) family life pure! Can it get any better?
But the more I thought about all the holidays, and the more I talked about it with my family, I always came back to my “favourite” holiday – it’s a small place along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. For over ten years we’ve been camping there. First in a tent, then our small trailer fold-out camper and finally our caravan. First as a couple, then with one dog, then our first girl, second girl and finally another dog. There are no facilities at the place and it’s camping pure. Okay, we cheat and bring our toilet and camp shower, but it’s not flash or luxurious. The beach is beyond beautiful, powerful and yet so peaceful. A popular and famous spot with the surfers. We’ve had many, many memorable moments there – the girls playing in the rock pools, or all of us building dams in the little creek close by, dealing with freezing cold days, wet days or 40+ deg C days, the girls say coming across a strayed penguin or meeting my daughter’s favourite footy player were their favourite moments.
Bottom line, it’s not always the bigger the better. That small little place at the coast will always be in our hearts as one of the best places to go for a good time!
Tell me about your favourite holidays!