Saturday, April 30, 2011
A birthday treat
Legend Jnr. was in heaven too. While Mommy was being turned into a noodle, we set off to explore miles of trails on our bikes with no traffic to worry about, we soaked in hot pools, we swam in outdoor pools with slides, and we picnicked wherever he chose to.
Dinner in the evening was taken in a large, luxurious winery which was built on the site of an old coal mine. We had the place to ourselves for the two days we were there, so they gave us a private tour of the facilities and a barrel tasting.
We camped out in front of a huge fireplace to eat our food, and our wee laddie made himself at home on a soft furry fireside seat, head propped up by a rather expensive looking leather pillow (I had to turn it over to hide the drool marks when we left). The food was so delicious, we went back the next night and did it all over again.
We were picked up and dropped off at the winery each evening by the lodge shuttle bus (guess who took the most advantage of that), driven by an affable chap called Doyle, who let Jnr. ride shotgun. Before bed, we toasted marshmallows on the fire pit outside our room and enjoyed a large glass of Port or two with the only other family staying there.
Fortunately, for my wallet at least, we had to leave on Saturday afternoon as the crowds arrived, so we loaded up, checked out and headed back to the island