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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A day at the snow

Alarm goes off at 6am Sunday "sigh just another 20 minutes I say" next minute blankets were thrown off (now I no khow how the kids feel when i do it to them)

Leaving Melbourne was 5c (41F) was expecting a top temp of 12c (52F) for the day.

First stop petrol, followed by a debate on the direction we were going.. I lost, if we went my way we were heading to the beach dont think we would have found much snow

2nd stop - Breafast at MacDonalds

3rd stop - Buy fresh rolls for lunch (salad and meat prepared the night before)


Fourth Stop - Marysville last town you go through till you start climbing the mountain
The kids getting all decked out in there Waterproof Snow gear.

Getting Closer - temp had dropped to 2c (36F) was beautiful road side views couldnt see much past there as it was very foggy as you can see in the photo.

Then we Arrive Temp has dropped to -1.5c (27F), It was snowing when we arrived which i was very pleased to see as I've never experienced it. The kids had a great day as did Colin & I.

Was hard work walking up the slopes, was a great day but was glad when we were in th car with the heaters on.

Cool Slideshows!



  • At 17 July, 2007, Blogger Peter said…

    Hi Joanne, Good to see you posting, the photos look great but its been plenty cold enough for me here... don't need snow.

  • At 18 July, 2007, Blogger Renae said…

    Hello!!! So sorry it took so long to get back to you. Those are priceless photos!!! It's so wierd, well not really, lol, we just came out of snow!!! I do love the first snowfall, it makes everything look so clean and white. Looks like you all had a great time! Catch up with you soon. Take care and be blessed.


  • At 18 July, 2007, Blogger Jeanette said…

    Hi Joanne, BBBbrrrr All rugged up for the occasion looks like the kids including the 2 big kids are having a wonderful time. see you on the weekend love Mum,xoxoxo

  • At 18 July, 2007, Blogger Pamela said…

    seems so strange to see you in snow gear when we are sweltering here.
    Kind of cooled me down a bit. Thanks,

  • At 20 July, 2007, Blogger Merle said…

    Hi Joanne ~~ I reckon it is quite cold enough without going looking for snow. Looks like you all had a great time and that is the main thing.
    Thank you for your comment about our Shepp cows. And I hope you will have a closer look next time.
    Take care, Love, Merle.

  • At 23 July, 2007, Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said…

    What wonderful photos ... looks like a magical day. We were thinking of going to Lake Mountain yesterday (22nd), but in the end didn't ... shame.
    Might do a trip to Donna Buang, though, just for the heck of it !!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Take care, Meow

  • At 25 July, 2007, Blogger Jim said…

    Hi Joanne, of course you are Little Jen or LJ to me.
    You guys had a fun time in all that snow. Some really good pictures too.
    I do like the picture book, it really saves page space and we get to see so much more.

  • At 26 July, 2007, Blogger Donna said…

    Glad to see you finally have made it to the snow, I see you all had fun. Next time we go to Bulla you must come and learn to ski. then you'll know what fun is.

  • At 29 July, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Looks like everyone had fun. I can wait until winter and snow arrives.

  • At 31 July, 2007, Blogger Gwen said…

    Hi Darls.
    The snow looks great,and the kids look as warm as bugs in a rug.
    How did you pull up after the 21st?
    it was a great night.
    See you Darls these are for the kids xoxoxoxo.
    Say hi to every one for me

  • At 06 August, 2007, Blogger Gledwood said…

    Hang on... am I missing something.. WHERE exactly did you find this snow?? How far from Melbourne did you have to go? Did you have to fly there?
    Sorry I never heard of snow in Australia, except in Tasmania..??
    Please explain to this ignoramus pomme


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