Thursday, 2 October 2008

A Good Start

Its night 1 of our holiday and today was the day I was probably most worried about.  How would our kids cope with the drive, where would we stay, would we end up arguing the whole way and stopping late at some flea bitten hotel, or worse.

The good news is that the kids travelled exceptionally well, actually the reason we stopped was because Andrew had had enough and we just over an hour or so out. Close enough not to have to drive for long tomorrow.

We stopped on Port Maquarie.  It seems to be a nice seaside destination.  Its built up and busy, not the sort of place we would want to come and stay but great for an over night stop over.

On the way in I said that we should stay somewhere nice as long as it wasn't TO $$.  We pulled into the Rydges and again its the perfect place for a decadent stop over.

There is a pub that does sufficiently good food next door and it has a beer garden that links onto a grassed area by the water so the kids happily played and ran while we sat and had a glass of wine breathing in the salty air

The best bit is we scored an upgrade from a double room to a two room suite, complete with two bathrooms, free organic mini soaps etc we might actually use and a 5th floor balcony over looking the town (yes it would have been better to have over looked the water but beggars can't be chooses).

All in all a great start to our holiday, I can't wait to get going again in the morning ..... Stopping at the pancake place by the water for brekky on the way.

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