Off we went, relegated to the back seat with Lola so I could prop the ankle up. Stopped in Mansfield for lunch and wow what a busy place. Lots of cowboys around due to a local rodeo. Short stroll, but managed a visit to Country Target.
Frogsong Cottages in Mountain Bay are around 20km from Mansfield. Found the place OK and the place was cute, although only a ceiling fan so a bit warm. There are four units and our neighbours had a lovely dog named Dio so Lola had company. Drive around and a couple of stops along Lake Eildon in Gough's Bay. Another busy place - the lake, the town itself is tiny. Fishing was out so whilst I went back to the cottage, Emi and Aitana headed off to try their luck.
|Lola and Dio|
Somewhat restricted in activities, so bubbles and books for me. BBQ's for dinner, naps and even managed a couple of movies. No TV or phone reception, so certainly relaxing. Lola enjoyed wandering around and made herself at home over at the neighbours units as well. Bit worried about snakes, but all good - no mishaps.
|That's as close to Lake Eildon as I got|
|The hole in the mud|
|Lola checking out the mud|
Final stop - Yarra Valley Chocolate Factory. Wow, never been and couldn't believe the number of cars. The place was jam packed. Always wanted to visit - so a bonus. Gorgeous views, free samples, huge servings of gourmet ice-creams and the chocolate. Chocolate heaven. Winning. Even got Emi some sugar-free chocolate Easter bunnies
- just to counteract the double scoop ice cream.
|The Yarra Valley Chocolate Factory|