Drawing Room Rocks Hike with my Best Friends

Monday, August 31, 2020
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Famous Berry Donut Van Berry
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSWDrawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW
Drawing Room Rocks Hike Berry NSW

A Hike: Drawing Room Rocks @ Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Brogers Creek Road, Berry NSW. All photos taken on Canon D70 DSLR and Google Pixel 3 XL.

When the work week is over and we don't get to share our lives because we are so busy answering emails, taking work calls, looking after children and taking care of ourselves, its so nice to reconnect with friends.

I have lots of friends, but few best friends such as Erin, Jaye and Betty <3

When we plan trips, it's almost like we share one mind and come up with similar ideas. Three years earlier, we made the trip to Berry to eat their famous donuts and do the local Drawing Room Hikes and we just decided to recreate those memories. Also we must've been in the mood for some delicious donuts. The two hour road-trip meant we spent the entire time sharing what our work weeks were like - frustrating co-workers, our ten to twelve hour work days, what Betty's kids learnt that week, quests to move to other countries for love. We also talk about what snacks we bought along for the hike, as sustenance are essentials. Usually Betty made us cupcakes or sandwiches and Erin brings a big bag of lollies.

Arriving in quaint Berry, one must embrace life and go get some fresh, steaming hot cinnamon donuts from the Famous Berry Donut Van with a side of hot coffee. We did just that, lining up patiently for a bag of them. We sat outside and devoured them like little kids, playfully convincing each other that we would burn off all those calories at the hike. We were wrong, we just kept eating them while on the hike, haha.

We did this hike a few weeks ago but I only thought it was a good time to blog about it now as we actually completed a different hike at the Blue Mountains today. I guess I'm feeling sentimental and I just wanted to share my love for these girls who constantly make me laugh and feel so comfortable. 

Here is a story I shared with my friends today, from one of my days at the office. 

- My soul left my body this week at work. I had to reset the factory settings on my Walkman because it started to corrupt. All was fixed but it meant that I had to reconnect my work speaker by Bluetooth again. I always listen to music at work but at very low volume so I can only hear. The work speaker decided to reset itself to a louder volume so of course at 8am in the morning, when all was quiet in the office, I played my first song. Which was of course... Cardi B's WAP (Wet Ass P*ssy) and is a pretty explicit and crude song and definitely NOT safe for work. Anyways the first few seconds of "There's some wh*res in this HOUSE" played three times so loudly that my SOUL DEFINITELY LEFT MY BODY. I scrambled around to shut down that work speaker so quickly. I did and I found my breath again and almost threw my Walkman away in embarrassment. Although no-one commented on the song that played, it felt like the loudest sound in the world to me. LoL. A lesson was learnt that day. Mistakes were definitely made.

Knowing my dirty-minded friends (actually I'm just looking at Betty here), we all had a good laugh and it felt so nice to let some walls down and share stupid life fails with them. It really takes your mind off on how mundane the week can be.

The Drawing Room Rocks Hike is simple and only a few minutes drive away from the Famous Berry Donut Van. You have to park at Brogers Creek Road, but do not park in front of any private properties. It's hard to U-turn so ensure you are confident you will find a parking spot before reaching all the way to the top. The walk is just straight up - 4.5km return and about a 2.5 hour round trip. The Lookout is rewarding as you can view NSW coastal line and the surrounding valleys.

We took our time navigating the slippery path (it was raining that week) and talking about how unfit we were heading up and how weak our legs were when descending. We spent thirty minutes at the lookout eating lollies and enjoying the view, taking some sweet photos of each other to celebrate making it to the top. Walking down we danced to "Walk like a Man" like they did in the movie Heart and Souls and sang the theme song to Moana and Frozen 2 as they were Betty's kids' favourite songs that week.

We always have such a good time together, always heading home with a belly full of food and cheeks hurting from laughter. We already started planning out next outing which would be around mid September. Can't wait <3

24 comments :

  1. Looks like such a fun trip, what a great view you got there! So embarrassing with the music story though, eek! I'm loving working from home as I don't have to wear headphones - in the office we need to wear headphones to listen to music, but it does mean things like that don't happen, haha!

    Hope you had a great weekend! :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thank you! It was really nice. I want to wear headphones but I think we can't while we at work just for OH&S. Hahha but maybe I should just make an exception after my stuff up...

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  2. beautiful background.....lovely photos

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  3. What a beautiful place! I haven't been hiking in too long, but this makes me want to suggest it to my husband as a Labor Day Weekend activity... stunning.

    xo Danai @ Living, Learning, Eating
    living-learning-eating-blogspot.com

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  4. It is wonderful that you have such close friends to spend time with! This looks like it was a really special experience. I absolutely love all of your photographs. Those views are spectacular!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Awww thank you!! I really love my friends and they love nature so we always plan such nice hikes. It's great healing for all of us <3

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  5. These are great photos! You and your friends are gorgeous! You look like you're having a good time!
    Wishing you all the best!
    xxxx

    https://ooomaye.com

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    1. awww thnak you! I'll let them know your kind words haha.
      Have a wonderful week <3

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    1. aww thanks, yes it was a nice break from the world!

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  7. Lovely!

    Carina | https://carinazz.blogspot.com/

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  8. Olá!
    Amei as fotos, que lugar incrível, achei maravilhoso.
    Beijocas.


    https://www.parafraseandocomvanessa.com.br/

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  9. Such an amazing view and I'm sure that you have so much fun and enjoy hiking.

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    1. awww thank you!! It is always nice to be outdoors <3

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