One of my favourite things about roadtrips is the potential for unexpected discoveries and unplanned adventures. I love having the freedom to stop and explore where ever our whims (or a wrong turn!) might carry us. We made a last minute diversion on the way home from Belligen. We were planning to stop at Sydney but about an hour from our destination we decided we just couldn’t face the city. After a couple of weeks solid visiting people, this pair of introverts was seriously tired and cranky! So instead of going to Sydney as we originally planned, we turned off towards the Blue Mountains. We spent a night in an old motel just out of the mountains, picked up fresh croissants and coffee for breakfast, then drove home through the rolling countryside the next day. Though we’re really disappointed we didn’t get to see our Sydney people, I’m glad we followed our hearts and headed for the hills. We were so frazzled, we wouldn’t have been much fun to spent time with (and it gives us an excuse for another roadtrip up to Sydney soon!) Plus, on the way home we stumbled across the charming little town of Carcoar. Carcoar is the third oldest settlement west of the the Blue Mountains and is seeped in history. We had a peachy time poking about in the antique stores and wandering about all the beautiful old buldings. Oh, how I love quaint little historical towns!
Have you ever stumbled across a little gem like Carcoar? I’d love to hear about your roadtripping adventures!