Sunday, December 20, 2009

Koalas and Kangaroos and Wombats Oh My!

I started the day with a brekkie at a place named after Mrs. Campos! They even had dog parking there, quite chic!

Today was what I have been waiting to do in Australia! We went to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Even though it was raining pretty hard all day, we still go to see all of the animals. The first stop was kangaroo feeding. They were such sweet and docile animals. They would come right up to you to investigate the situation. We got some food and then they flocked to us hopping all the way. We even saw a momma with a joey in her pouch. Its little feet were hanging out of the top. I could have stayed in there all day. They were so great. A couple of them got in a bit of a scuffle and I got a kangaroo scratch on my arm. They have really long claws! Their tails act as an extra leg and is super strong.

Next was the koala cuddle. Her name was Vinny and she was adorable. I had to stand very still like a tree to keep her calm. I wish I could take one home with me. Did you know that they sleep for 22 hours a day?

There were lots of different aged koalas all around the park and we saw a dingo, a wombat, and even a tasmanian devil. It actually looks like a giant rat with big teeth. yikes!

Once we were soaked to the bone, it was time to go home for a snack and a nap.

Tonight Kylie is cooking a traditional Australian meal of beef pies and mashed potatoes. Yummy! We are all going to have a quiet night in so we can get ready to explore the city of Brisbane tomorrow.