Almost 2 years ago, we got married and Marcus' lovely brother gifted us with a voucher for a resort chain that has mainly country style resorts. We finally got around to using it this weekend, we took Monday off and we headed about 90 minutes out of Sydney to Bowral. It is a beautiful place to go but boy oh boy was it cold! We aimed to arrive right on lunch time so we could partake in a little local flavour, these sweet corn fritters were amazing! Although in this photo it does look a little like ribs or a giant steak for some reason?
We then wandered around a little and discovered the three book shops within 20 meters of one another? Very strange. Once we were suitably frozen we headed up to the resort/hotel place to check in and we learnt a valuable lesson - apparently in country towns, a double bed is still considered an adequate sleeping area for 2 people. Spoiler alert - it isn't.
Although the view from our verandah (porch) was beautiful!
That afternoon we had plenty of time on our hands so we tried heading out for a walk. That's when I remembered how much I dislike the cold. I am already feeling like I am coming down with a head cold, so after 10 minutes we headed back to the warmth. It did also mean that I had time enough to do my hair, which in fact took me about the same amount of time as it does to straighten it...
Next day it was a lazy morning with a quick breakfast when we realized it was 10:30 and we hadn't eaten yet. Then it was adventure time! We drove around all the little towns near Bowral, they are pretty small it really didn't take long. Although we did get lost and found ourselves heading over a flooded road!
Before it was time for lunch, arancini balls to share and a pumpkin, goats cheese and walnut salad, yum!
So it was 2pm and what else was there to do? We drove up to Gibraltar lookout and checked out the view of Bowral from the tiny little hill nearby. That passed about 10 minutes... It was a little chilly, and a lot windy!
All that wind and cold meant a lovely hot chocolate was well deserved! This was a deliciously tasty liquid gold drink at the Magpie cafe in Berrima, just over the hill from Bowral.
Sunday night we had an early night and a surprisingly restful nights sleep. The next morning we headed back to Magpie for more chocolatey goodness and to see whether their food would stack up with the hot chocolate. Oh boy did it ever?? I had the banana bread with yoghurt and it was delicious. The grilled banana was the second one I have had lately (after the great one after my 10km race) and I really want to try to make this at home, although I will try harder to make the photo a little more PG rated.
How was your weekend? Anyone grill a banana?