Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Baz's Big Adventure to the Blue Mountains

Hey everyone, we're back and we had a blast visiting the Leura Dales!

Mum took lots of photos, so here is the pictorial story of

'Bazzy's BIG Adventure!'

We started off nice and early for a bit of a drive.....984kms from our house to Broomelea in Leura.
Geez that sounds like a lot of kms, so here I am asking daddy if he is sure he knows the way.

We roared down the highway in mum's Subaru turbo.........through the wonderful Australian bush.

There were some big yellow signs saying look out for Koala's but I looked and looked and never saw any!

We had to stop quite a few times, it was my first ever roadtrip so mum wasn't sure how long I could go without peeing. We stopped at a town called Gundagai (pronounced Gun-da-guy).

It has a very famous statue of a dog sitting on a tuckerbox (what they used before they had fridges). We stopped to have a look at it too.

Here's a nice photo mum and Ellie.

Ellie hurt her back leggie in Gundagai while she was jumping over a big log. So she was a bit limpy on our holiday, but she is ok now.

Then finally after 11 hours and 30 minutes we saw the big sign that says Welcome to Leura! .........................Yay!

.................................We're in Leura!

Here are mum and I at the Leura Dales place, outside the old Coach House that has been converted into a guest cottage. It's very pretty. We all got to sleep in there. I even slept on the big bed with the pinkies...ssshhhh don't tell Denise!

Look at me prancing around the huge gardens. The Leura dales and I got along famously (after a little getting to know you sniff and a couple of growls, but nothing serious)
Bryan was playing with us out in the garden. We all had a great time playing chasey round and round the garden.
Old Miss Ellie was checking out the big garden too. She didn't play chasey, and of course she has met all the Leura dales before, so they were ok with her from the start - no one growled at old Miss Ellie.

Look at Noah and I playing hidey in the garden bed. Noah dug out the biggest hole to lie in....geez if I had dug a hole like that at home mum would have said BAD BAZZY!

And this is what Noah looked like after all his digging.....geez Noah did you use your nose as a shovel??? Look at all that mud!

All the pinkies laughed at him.

Look who we got to meet...Colin Harries.
He came over for a visit with his mum, and we all played chasey - except Colin is way too fast for us!

The next morning we all went to a big lake in Wentworth Falls. Here I am looking like a pretty boy. Mum calls me her handsome boy.

We all went for a big walkies around the lake together - here I am with my sissy Ellie. Notice I am in front ha ha.

Those crazy Leura dales all went into the water. I watched them very closely and then decided hmmm maybe I can get my feet wet too, so I gave it a go. I splashed around and walked funny and daddy laughed at me.

And then I saw them....ducks.

Lots of them.

Ducks, on the water, but just out of my reach.

Too bad I was on my flexi lead, otherwise I reckon I could have got that ducky!
We walked around the lake some more and then the Leura dales all went in the water again.

So daddy coaxed me in too. He even got in with me.
I decided I liked it - I was closer to those ducks, and daddy took the lead off me, so I was FREE!

Look at me mum - I had to turn around and check that mum was watching me- see I am in the water with the Leura Dales!

I went out deeper and deeper until suddenly I couldn't reach the bottom with my paws - so I madly started paddling.

And Bazzy learnt to swim. Woooo hoooo.

Mum was SO excited. She was saying "go Bazzy go!" "Good boy Bazzy".

Wooo hooo Bazzy was having a great time!

Then we went back to the Leura Dales place and had a rest in the back garden after another big play session of chasey.

Denise came out with some treats and said "what do good dales get?" So of course I joined in too.
I always know to sit for treats. Leura Dales know this too.

It was a big 2 days of running and playing and by the second night I was conked out on the couch with my daddy. Gee I was a tired boy!

Then before we knew it we were back in the car for the long drive home.
The magic Tom Tom said we were halfway home, but still 489kms to go........sigh
So I did what any smart Dale would do and slept almost the whole way home. Mum had to wake me up each time we stopped.
Eventually we saw it.....the big "Welcome to Melbourne" sign.
Y'know it really should say 'Welcome BACK to Melbourne' ha ha.
It meant we were almost home......just another 1 1/2 hours to go.

Just when we had had enough of the car and I was starting to whine (well it was a LONG trip) there was the sign we had all been waiting for....the turn off for home.
Yay, yippee, we're home. Look at me so eager to get out of the car and check out my back garden.

It was a wonderful adventure, my first ever holiday with the pinkies and Ellie.

We drove almost 2000kms and I was a good boy the whole time (just ask mum- she said I was on my BEST behaviour wooo hoooo)

I can't wait till our next road trip.

Love ya all - Bazzy xxx


Noah the Airedale said...

We really loved having you guys here. We hope you can come back soon so we can play some more. Any time you feel like a holiday (and a long long drive lol) you are more than welcome.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Bogart said...

Ah, Airedale HEAVEN...

Thanks for LOTS of pictures!!! Looks like super-duper fun :)

Happy Holairedays!!!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What an exciting vacation you had with Noah and his sissies, Baz and Ellie! Good for you on getting your freedom and learning how to swim, Baz!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Snowball said...

Wow! You sure had a blast! I have never swim in a lake before. I bet you dun have to bath after the swim right?


Alf said...

What a brilliant time you've all had together! That was hell of a long drive though - we thought 4 and a half hours to Cornwall was a loooooong way! You did well Bazzy...

You even went in the water - I don't do water - don't like wet feet, Mindy goes in but isn't very keen!

Look forward to your next holiday!

Alf n Mindy

Stanley said...

Bazzy Boy!

I heard that you and Ms. Ellie had an adventure with the LeuraDales and had to come by to see it from your point of view!

Looks like you guys had a BLAST together! AND, you learned how to swim, man! That's going to come in handy I tell ya.

You and Ellie rest up after your trip, and know that we hope you had a great Christmas!

Goober love,

colin harries said...

Hi there Miss Ellie and Bazza!! Thank you for remembering me in amongst all of the exciting things on your holiday with the Leura Dales. And I got a photo of me posted! Wow!I'm going to learn how to post more things...but for the moment, just hope this gets through. By the way, Bazza Boy - did you do whizzles at all on the way home??! I seem to remember you telling me that you "held it" on the way up to Leura. Hope to see you again before too Harries

Colin Harries said...

Hi Miss Ellie and Baz: I'm trying again to say hello! Last week I sent you a note to thank you for playing with me at the Leuradales house, but I can't find where it went (is there a filing cabinet in your house where you put stuff that went flying past?). Anyway, thought I'd try again...glad you're home safely...luv..Colin Harries

The 3 G-Dales said...

What fun you had! We G-Dales sure do think it was a fun howl-i-day for you all! Pawesome!

We had a good day today but no visitors...we just pounced in the snow!

Nose pokes to you all!

The 3 G~Dales!