Last weekend we drove out to Belgrave which is about an hours drive from Melbourne into the Dandenong Ranges.
Our new years resolution was to go on a day trip at least once a month and so June's trip was to take a ride on the Puffing Billy.
The Puffing Billy is over 100 years old and the railway was built in the early 1900s to help establish and develop rural areas. However these days it is a major tourist attraction and is kept running by over 900 volunteers!
It was so exciting when we arrived; the steam engine's were puffing and the air was full of mist - so romantic.
Travelling over the Monbulk Trestle Bridge was one of my favourite sights.
Little Miss A got into the swing of things half way through the trip and sat on the edge of the train like all of the other children and some adults, feeling that cool air on her face and feet (I couldn't feel my toes by the end of our trip, I think it was about 5 degrees up there in the mountains that day).
And the views were amazing!!
I loved our return trip to Emerald, we had a little lunch at a wonderful cafe, Little Miss A had a play in the playground and we were back in Melbourne by mid afternoon which was just long enough for a little ones attention span.