It's been a pretty rough week around these parts, especially for my husband. After being away for work for eight days he came home to two family members dying in the same week, and two funerals to attend.
And so on Sunday morning we decided that a change of scenery was needed and we spontaneously jumped in the car and drove north, destination central coast.
We ended up in sunny Terrigal, which was actually not at all sunny when we arrived on Sunday. And as much as we ended up getting what we needed, a change of scenery, it was also kind of a comedy of errors.
We had a shocking time with restaurants, for example. On Sunday night we left our hotel just before 8 to find a quiet place for dinner. We walked to the two restaurants we had in mind, both were closed. So then we widened our search only to find that most other places were closed as well. I then remembered a restaurant in the next suburb over that I'd been hoping to try out so we jumped in the car and raced over (not literally) only to be told that the kitchen had closed 20 minutes earlier (it was 8:15 pm for crying out loud!). I'm happy to report that we did finally find a friendly place to eat, where they were happy to serve us dinner at 8:30 :)
The next day included two visits to the beach (with accompanying sunburn, of course) and a stop at Bamboo Buddha, thanks to a suggestion from Jodi. A vegetarian cafe in the loveliest of gardens, this place was right up my alley.
Finally, we ended our little jaunt with a trip to Avoca beach where we covered up (no more sunburns for us!) and I read my new book while husband did his crossword. And no, I'm not expecting I'm just preparing for a prenatal yoga class I'm taking on this month :)