Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Family Holiday Part 2 - Mornington Peninsula

Last week you read about Part 1 of our family holiday here.....3 nights in Melbourne seeing the sights and shopping up a storm!

Then we packed up and moved on to Part 2 of our family holiday...

The plans for Part 2 were started the day that I read a blog post by Fleur from Our Urban Box titled 4 Family Weekend Away Ideas..... pop over to Our Urban Box and read it for yourself...you'll be glad you did.

I fell head over heels in love with Happy Glamper, their bell tents and that airstream...oooh the airstream!!

Many hours were spent drooling over the Happy Glamper website and Instagram account. And then I discovered that the airstream, known as Peggy Sue, was a 1966 Airstream TradeWind....1966....she was turning 50 and so was hubby....it was meant to be!

Emails were exchanged and tentative plans were made.

Happy Glamper is located on the Mornington Peninsula and it soon became apparent that a vehicle would be very useful to get us and our luggage from Melbourne to the camping site chosen which was Point Leo Foreshore.

Hours of internet trawling led me to Hire A Kombi and again it was love at first sight.

Again emails were exchanged and tentative plans were made.

Months passed and keeping this trip a secret was almost killing me...but it was so worth it in the end!!
The day came to start the Part 2 adventure so we headed off laden with extra luggage from all that shopping!!

We caught a train to Geelong...I'm pretty sure by now everyone was getting a bit worried about our new destination!

At the train station we were picked up by Alyce from Hire A Kombi in Harriett...everyone's faces...OMG they were excited!!  Within about 6 seconds Harriett was probably featuring on at least 5 instagram accounts lol !!  

Then it was off to get the ferry across to the Mornington Peninsula.  We were even welcomed to the peninsula by dolphins....yes seriously dolphins!!

We drove and drove and eventually reached our destination...pretty sure Siri took us the long way coz on the way back at the end of the holiday is was much quicker!!  But with the amazing views of the peninsula we loved every minute.

When Siri announced that we had arrived...at a camping ground....there may have been a few concerned faces.

But then we drove up to this....

And WOW!! This was the moment that I had been waiting for since I first started planning this trip.

Sadly for the girls though Peggy Sue could only sleep a maximum of 4 so I had arranged alternate accommodation for them....and this may well have been part of the reason that I kept the details of this holiday a secret!

Arriving to all of this set up for you in a perfect location was just amazing!  

I think they were happy with their accommodation when they first laid eyes on it....wouldn't you agree...

Four nights definitely was not long enough at Point Leo Foreshore and we were already making plans to go back before our time was up....well hubby and I were, the girls hmmm maybe.

Sadly our family holiday for hubby's 50th came to an end and hubby bid farewell to Peggy Sue...until next time!  And the girls bid farewell to the tent that they had now come to love!

Hubby and Peggy Sue both turn 50 this year....so who do you think did it better??

The holiday fund jar has been reinstated and we are starting to save for hopefully another trip to the Mornington Peninsula....fingers crossed.  But for now it is back to work!!

Have you ever been to the Mornington Peninsula?  I'd love to hear about it if you have!

Linking up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT


  1. OMG retro heaven!! I LOVE Airstreams!! And Combi's! I wish I could have come. Might have to look into this.
    Love the Mornington Peninsula!

  2. I love Airstreams too and I'm very close to Peggy Sue's vintage.
    WE went to Phillip island recently - in a more updated caravan.
    Happy birthday to your hubstar !

  3. Oh, how gorgeous... all of it - the Combi, the van, the tent. Wow!

  4. Oh that is so cool! What a great way to end the trip! My kids would love that tent. It looks awesome.

  5. OMG! The car, the tent!!! I love them both. The girls' reaction is priceless.

  6. That Kombi is awesome! and love the tent too!

  7. What a wonderful adventure.