If you’re a regular Cherry and Me reader, you might know that we used to have a holiday house in Marysville, built back in 1990 by my adoring grandparents, Nana Nina and Papa Jerry. Unfortunately, our entire house was burnt to the ground in the Black Saturday Bush Fires.
We regularly visit our empty property and love dropping into our favourite Yarra Valley wineries and eateries along the way. This time we decided to stay in town over night in the newly built Vibe Hotel, Marysville.
Let the road trip begin!
First stop along the way, Yering Station for some wine tasting
Then down the road to Yarra Valley Dairy to sample their locally made cheese
And we always stop for pizza, wine and coffee at Innocent Bystander before the windy drive through the Black Spur
One of the most beautiful roads in the world – The Black Spur
Click here to see our last visit to Marysville when Tiger was still in my belly and Cherry was Tiger’s age
Then we arrived at the stunning Vibe Hotel, Marysville
A warm and smiley greeting at check-in
Family protrait in the loby “Smile! It’s for the blog!”
Our cosy and beautiful hotel room
Then off to dinner next door at Radius Bar & Grill
Cherry, Tiger and their friend Leni warming up by the fire pit on a cold wintery evening
Bedtime and Tiger’s first time sleeping in a big bed!The next morning, after a delicious buffet breaky in the hotel, we strolled down the main drag to revisit an old favourite, the Marysville Lolly Shop.
A quick play in the park before driving up to our old house
It’s amazing how these happy yellow jonquils are still popping up, 20 years after my Nana Nina planted them!
Standing on top of the hill where our place used to be, I close my eyes; the sounds and smells are exactly the same and for one moment, I’m transported back in time.
One sun-ray beaming down onto the exact spot our beautiful holiday house used to be. We hope to one day rebuild something special for our children in memory of Nana and Papa. This has been a truly poignant journey and blog post. Click here to read about the first time we visited our property after the bush fires.