I recently returned from a weekend away in the Hunter Valley. The Hunter Valley is known as the wine country and is a rural area north of Sydney. I have been there once before many years ago but this time I enjoyed it a lot more than that time I visited as a child. I am definitely a city girl so often I don’t like visiting the country but this time was totally different. I enjoyed being away from city life and temporarily escaping my life in Sydney. All issues seemed so far away. It’s interesting because I think the pictures in this post are representative of the stereotypical image of Australia.
This honestly seemed like the fastest few days of my life and I would have done anything to have stayed in the Hunter Valley for longer. I wish I could be there now. While there we visited some vineyards, attended a new years eve dinner, went swimming, visited the Hunter Valley gardens and Christmas light display and played tennis. I loved playing tennis because up until a few years ago I was a competitive tennis player so I think it will always remain my interest. The weather was insanely hot because the Hunter Valley is more inland than Sydney. It reached 40 degrees on all the days and it was the warmest weather I had felt in almost a year. On our last night there we lay under the stars for a few hours. I have never done that before but it was definitely one of the most enjoyable experiences ever. It was so relaxing and beautiful. On the way home my mother in law took us to visit the chapel in the Hunter Valley gardens as a destination for Rydog’s and my wedding. It is a real possibility. I will post some pictures soon so you can tell me what you think.