Postcard from Claviere

Postcard from Claviere

Just a short note to let you know what we have been up to. Since we left you, we got a plane to Milan. When we got there it was very late so we stayed at the hotel Moxy in the airport. The next day we hired a car and drove to a huge shopping mall (Vicolungo) without a roof. There were lots of dogs there you would have liked it. Mum and dad got lots of new clothes. After our credit card got tiered, we jumped in the car heading to Turin. Once passed the city our car pointed to the mountains. We stopped in Susa for supplies the ventured further to our destination, Claviere.
skidoo
The hotel Alghirot was very nice and the hosts friendly. After a few drinks our adventure continued. It was dark when we walked along the ski slopes to get a skidoo to a mountain restaurant called Bata la Coche. The food was good and you could have come too. The atmosphere in the place was very good everyone was having a good time, even the brave wee dog that came up on the skidoo.
house in the snow
The next morning Mum went up the hill It was not such a good idea because when she came back she had hurt her leg quite badly. She would have been better staying with me taking in the sunshine on the veranda.
house in the snow 2
We were going back up the hill for diner, so at 7:30 we were on the slopes waiting for our ride to Chalet Montsoleil. Diner and service were not so good we didn’t even stay for dessert. Back down the hill and bed.
me trying to look italian
lambretta bar
It was a beautiful day with blue skys framed by the white mountain tops. Mum was not doing so good so we jumped in the car in search of a pharmacy. The first town we stopped at Oulx, the pharmacy was closed so we decided to go to the large ski resort of Sauze D’Oulx. Joy the pharmacy was open. There was also a strange sign in the window about Coronavirus. Mum got her medicine and we plodded about the resort, I even got a t-shirt.
sauza doulx
On the way back we stopped off at a small hamlet for a nosey. I think it was a little too small to live in. We got back to Claviere around 2 ish so went for a stroll to Montgenevre in France hunting for mushrooms. We didn’t find any so headed back along the ski path through the woods back home.
walk home from france
Today the weather had changed so we had a quiet day in the village. The sun has now come out so I am going to have a beer on the veranda and watch the world go by. We have been watching you on poppy cam so be good. We should see you tomorrow if the weather plays ball and flights can land in Scotland.

2 Comments

  1. karen bell
    12th February 2020 @ 2:29 pm

    Lucky Beggers….. Looks lovely. I am off to sunnier climates on Monday, Woohooo

    Reply

    • Poppy
      13th February 2020 @ 1:18 pm

      Gruff, rough, rough, Have fun I will tell Craig!

      Reply

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