Hiya all - I'm so excited to show you the next Pawt of my Hollingday! I'm also very grateful to you who are enjoying the pictures and are leaving me lovely comments. You really are good furiends!!
OK - on with the SHOW! After leaving Mount Hotham we drove another 10kms and turned into "our" village of Dinner Plain. Mum had to check into our Chalet from the village office and get me registered into the "Alpine Shire" so I was allowed out the car! BOL! Big rules around here my furiends. My registration included me wearing a little long green tag on my collar at all times. You'll see it later.
All the buildings and chalets here in Dinner Plain are built in strict accordance with council requirements, including the materials used, colour, style etc. We think they did a great job.
Here is our Chalet. See the little number 4 at the door upstairs? That's our door. The staircase that runs down to the left of the number 4 is ours .... and that was a non-negotiable for me. I refused to go up or down those skeery stairs. They were peep/snow/ice friendly - but not little paw friendly - my paws would have slipped through the grate holes - so I got carried like a princess in and out.
You step into a little tiled "drying room" first(under floor heating) - where you can take off your boots/jackets/scarves/hats .... then you step into our lounge/dining/kitchen.
Here I am scoping out the lounge.
Straight line kitchen and a staircase to the second bedroom upstairs. We didn't need to use that bedroom. Plus the steps were very steep and skeery - so I was relieved I didn't have to use them!!
Leading off the entry/drying room was the Baffroom...
And the third door off the drying room was our Bedroom.
This is the view from the lounge window.
This is the view from our side balcony.
And this we see from the kitchen window. See the little mini chalet in the middle of the photo?? I was worried that the dawgs get put in there!! Especially the naughty ones!! But - PHEW - they are actually the chalet BINS ... another good idea by the Alpine Council - they look HEAPS nicer than those big ol' plastic wheelie bins ... don't ya reckon??
Don't I look unhappy????!! I was TORN between having to look at those SKEERY stairs, wearing BOOTS and COAT and FINALLY being ALLOWED to go out into the WHITE stuffs!!! HERE WE GO!!!!
This is my first CLOSE UP sniffs of the Snows. Interesting!
After a little walk around the place we found the edge of the village and found the walking track. There were other peeps with their dawgs here!
Here I am meeting fellow snow dawgs and getting used to the feeling/sights/smells of this place.
Here's my first real run-about - getting my snow paws worked out!!
Woooo - Hooooo - when you don't get your paws sinking too deep - you can still runs on this stuff!
Here I am JUMPING for joy. This is G-R-E-A-T FUNS !!!!
Mum taking a scenery shot for you .... but my snow prints are dotted all over the white stuffs in the foreground!
Mum also found a ROBIN to photograph.
And took a photo of a SNOWMAN ..... (look away Frankie) but notice that half the head had melted.... he he
And me goin' off for more explorations. See that balcony??? There was a nice family up there drinking coffee. They were SO IMPRESSED at me in my boots they almost fell off their CHAIRS.
OOooooo this is the YELLOW SNOW than my good furiend in OHIO said that I SHOULD NOT EAT!! Thanks for the tip Frankie, but it did smell more that the white stuffs!
See that yellow PATCH behind me???? I MADE that ...... he he !!
If you look closely you will see the name of this Chalet above the door. "BUCKLEYS" ... mum thought that was cool. She said "OR NONE" should be the Chalet next door ... but she was wrong.
I gotta say my furiends, I am rocking my boots and I loves sniffing this white stuffs!
A few of you have mentioned the "snow chains" issue. All cars in the alpine region during certain months MUST carry them in all cars. If the mountain road is icy - the road signs will direct where you turn off and fit chains to continue. They must be diamond pattern like these. These were on our neighbours car because they came up a couple days before us when the conditions were much worse than we had. Dad dad was very much happy that we had clear roads when we came up.
Mum LOVES this photo. See my Alpine Registration Tag??? The little green long one. Along with my special number - It's even got a little snowflake design on it!
This is me going over our driveway hill (you will hear more about this hill later) to get back home to our Chalet after my first run-about.
Hot drinks all round - and a drink and snack for me. Counting the hours before dinner and waiting to see what happens next.
Isn't it WILD seeing a little AUSSIE DAWG like ME in the SNOWS???!!
I am so happy!
Join me in PAWT 3 !