Monday 13 September 2010

Mini me: Point & Shoot

If you've been reading my blog for a while you may have noticed my 'I'm dreaming about' pic at the side. I change it when the mood takes me, but for the last little while it's been the picture of the mini on a country road. Well the Saturday just past I made the dream a reality, one that's been in the planning for two years!

A couple of friends, Skip and I hired a couple of soft-top Mini Cooper S and headed off early Saturday morning on an adventure. We've been talking about and planning this day for two years and  we finally hit the road. Our farewell to Sydney came in a low flying Emirates plane as we passed Tempe, nothing like the smell of aviation fuel in the morning, especially when you're in a convertible.

The sky was pure blue and the sun shining. We headed off down the Princes Highway and turned off into the Royal National Park, the smiles on our faces set solid by the blowing wind. I can safely say, my hair has never had so much air.

All up we drove more than 400km, down the coast and up into the Southern highlands and back down to Berry again just in time for lunch. It was the best stress-buster I could think of. Cruising around winding mountain roads as the rainforest soared above and around us, i could smell the dank, rotting vegetation with the top down. For a brief moment as we flung around the tight, windy, narrow roads, I forgot about being a mum and all the other responsibilities of life. Instead I was 19 and all that mattered was the music blaring, the scenery flying past and smile on my face.

We headed home and reluctantly dropped the car back. It was quite a come down to have to get public transport home the Cross.

I expected wind-blown locks and sun burnt noses. The one thing I didn't expect was the exhaustion. We were all completely shattered! Our lucky childless friends said they went home and collapsed on the couch and fell asleep, us on the other hand landed right back smack in reality, home in time to feed, bath and bed our two girls before we could stop. But what a day!

Join in Chantelle's Point & Shoot.


  1. what a fabulous weekend! your own Thelma & Louise moment!

  2. Oh bliss - gotta love a soft top cooper S! And it's a weird thing about convertibles, they suck the energy out of you - I think it's because you're so high while you're driving. Sounds utterly perfect and yay you for living a dream!

  3. sounds like you had a Wonderful weekend!

  4. Sounds wonderful Corinne! What wonderful memories you made.

  5. nothing like making a dream come true! sounds like a great weekend.

  6. I have one word : Jealous!!!!! *grins*

  7. Oh good for you sounds like a great weekend!

  8. Wow - sounds like a great way to spend a day!


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