Tuesday, May 1, 2012

crikey.

The past few weeks have been filled with sunshine, family dinners, sand, laughter, walks, crocodiles and my nephew's sweet little waddle-run. I had been dreaming about my family's arrival to Australia for months and just couldn't believe it when I saw all of their faces there at the Brisbane International terminal. They were HERE... in AUSTRALIA... for REAL! It was amazing!

We used their arrival day as a recovery time for the massive flight they had just endured with a two year-old, but were straight into it the next day with a trip to THE Australia Zoo- Home of THE Crocodile Hunter himself.

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The first animal we saw was not actually part of the zoo, but very cool none-the-less. These crazy lizards were running around all over the place just soaking up the sun and scaring the tourists.

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We started with a quick tram ride around the zoo to get a good look at all of the different areas.

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We went to the petting zoo where we were able to pet goats and pigs and sheep... oh my!

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Our next stop was the CROCOSEUM where we watched a live bird, snake and croc show.

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However, I think Jack was more interested in his "nonut" than the huge croc swimming right in front of us!

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Our next stop was Roo Heaven were we all took turns feeding the little kangaroos.

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It was amazing how tame (and hungry) they were!

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My favourite part is how they hold your hand with their little paws.

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Look at those nails!

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Going to the zoo in the middle of the week just after school holidays ended meant that we had almost the entire place to ourselves! It is such a beautiful, natural zoo with heaps of space and rainforest areas.

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Everything is so open to the public and really user friendly. This little koala decided she was ready for a change in scenery and just came right up to Dave in order to get to the tree she wanted. There were no fences or strict security guards or cages. It was just us, the koalas and the friendly zoo keeper who let them roam wherever they wanted.

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While these koalas were in a petting area, the zoo makes sure they get plenty of down time by placing these signs on certain trees to give each koala a lot of breaks.

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They were so soft!

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But like any other two year-old boy, Jack was more interested in picking up rocks than the koalas and kangaroos all around him :)

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Mom and I with the biggest croc EVER!

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Jack loved him too!

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The zoo was beautiful, the weather was perfect and I got to spend the entire day with some of the people I love the most in the world. What more could a girl ask for?

3 comments:

  1. Could the kangaroos get any cuter?!?!

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  2. What a fun day! I love zoos! My favorite are the koalas :)

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