This year we are celebrating our 6th year of marriage. It's been amazing and we have been through so much together but we still are very strong and very much in love.
We just wanted some us time this year. Just one night and so with Tim's parents kindly minding Miss M for the night, we set off for a nice dinner out!
Our plans were to stay at crown and just have a really nice relaxing time and dinner, however Tim had a week off from work and we also wanted to go away on our first holiday with Millie.
So we decided to ditch Crown (it's not going anywhere and we will be able to go there in the future) and have a nice dinner and take Millie away with us for 3 days. No amount of luxury can take away from you missing your child so badly, so why not include her.
I guess when you are aching so badly to get away, you would go anywhere and stay anywhere. We were looking at some really good BIG 4 parks, even looking at staying in a tent. Whilst that was a cheap option, we had no camping gear! Happy to buy and kit ourselves out with camping gear, but decided to wait a bit longer.
Locations we were looking at were Lorne, Ballarat, Bright and Phillip Island. Apparently that weekend was rather cold and we heard on the news whilst away that it snowed in I think Ballarat. I looked at Tim from our accommodation and said, "Aren't we bloody glad we didn't pitch a tent there"!
We managed to find an amazing deal through Groupon for the Silverwater Resort in San Remo (just before the bridge crossover to Phillip Island).
I was actually looking at that particular resort anyway but with the Deal from Groupon, it made it possible for us to go away for a short holiday.
I cannot begin to tell you how much we needed this! I cannot believe how short a drive it was, only about an hour!
I have never been to San Remo, Phillip Island since my move to Melbourne over 10 years ago. I was warned by Tim that there is not a whole lot there since he last went some years ago, but this place is amazing! It has everything you need, super quiet (go in the off season and you pretty much have everything to yourself).
The other breathtaking part down there is the amazing views of water.
We arrived at the resort in the afternoon and were surprised. This place looked stunning perched up on the hill as you turn into it.
After checking in, we set off back down the road to our apartment. We were on the top floor and yes it was all stairs but you didn't mind. Well we didn't mind as we knew we'd have a lovely view.
The minute we opened the door, you were smacked in the face with the most amazing view over the water.
This apartment had everything! Two bedrooms, kitchen, dishwasher (if only we could bring that back), beautiful deep bath and big shower, laundry, BBQ and two balconies with views.
Miss M was amazed that she could watch the children's channel from her bed.
We did as much as you could fit into 3 days. Most of that was spent at the resort and in particular the playground. Miss M loved it and so did the big kid, Mr T. You see they had not one but two jumping pillows! They were huge and the best part about seeing the kids on these, was watching the big kids! They had just as much fun! Guaranteed smiles, laughs and for those big kids, pushing another big kid around on them!
There was tennis courts, basketball courts, two amazing pools, one indoor and one outdoor and plenty other fun things to do.
Places we visited were Phillip Island of course, had lunch at a great cafe in Cowes called the Mad Cow, went to The Nobbies centre and saw quite a few seals throughout the cool viewing cameras. Smiths Beach, wow what a fabulous beach, drove to Chirchill Island. There was of course a lot that we didn't see but there is always next time, for this little family will definitely be back!
Hope you enjoy the following images.
All images are my own.