We took a spontaneous trip to the Blue Mountains. Only just over an hours drive from our doorstep, it was magical. The town and its mountains were covered in a soft blanket of thick fog, creating the most mystical scenes. As we stepped out of the car on arrival, the air was thin, cool and crisp; a refreshing change from the city air. The quietness was almost indescribable. Just the sounds of sprinkling rain, and light winds through the valley. We stopped in the main town of Katoomba and visited the blue mountains co-op to see what locally grown produce they had to offer. We then visited a little cafe on one of the main streets for lunch and continued on exploring. Driving along the scenic route, through neighbourhoods and winding roads, the streets were painted with bright red and orange autumn leaves. We then reached an incredible sight. You could say it was almost a graveyard of trees; burnt from bush fires. The scene was eerily beautiful. Before we knew it, we accidentally entered the highway back to sydney. A short, but a very much needed escape from the busy city.