Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Koalas... Emus... Kangaroos.... Oh My!

Today was Bryan's turn to experience Lone Pine in all it's splendor. And what a wonderful day it turned out to be... with so many unexpected surprises!

We got to the park and upon arrival Bryan's energy kicked into high gear and he was super excited for it all. Every time we saw a new animal he just beamed. :) We saw dingos, pythons, kookooburras, bats, sheep dogs, kangaroos, wombats, emus (ugly creatures), baby chicks, ginormous pigs, miniature horses, dixie chicks (yeah... that's really their names, they're furry chickens), sea eagles, owls, wallabies, lizards, crocodiles and of course... koalas. :) Bryan loved the koalas. And what was awesome was at the end of the day, just before we were going to leave, we got to see a baby koala come out of its mother's pouch. It was the cutest thing!!! It crawled all over her mom and then when it was done and all her energy was spent, it just crawled back on inside the pouch. Amazing!! We also got to see a baby joey inside her kangaroo mom and got to see her pretty much jump right out. What was hilarious was the joey was so big!! You wouldn't have expected it to be inside her mom's pouch.

We also got to see the sheep dog show - which I just think is amazing. The dogs are so well trained and it's so cool seeing them in action, steering sheep wherever they want them to go.

In addition to the sheep dog show, we saw the Birds of Prey flight show. That was fun, except one of the birds decided he didn't want to fly... so that was kind of a bummer.

All in all, it was a really good day.
And Bryan got his picture with the Koala. You'll see the picture that was taken from my camera in the photo bucket pictures, but here is the actual picture

(he also has a website! - http://www.koala.net/photo/0107026693en.htm)

The following link will take you to the photo bucket pictures:

Tomorrow we're headed for the Whitsundays. I don't know if I'll be bringing my computer, if I do it's more than likely I won't have internet, so we'll just have to post pictures when we get back.

Have a wonderful week!!!! :)


JARILYN said...

oh so precious! :) i love all the animals you got to see (FYI - i hate emus - a friend of mine used to live near an emu farm and they often tried to attack us). I'm so glad you guys are having a blast! yay!!

Mary said...

Cute animals! It looks like you are having a fun visit with Bryan! But above all I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!!! I am SO happy for you. Holly told me the happy news and that there were pictures on your site. That slide show with the Ben Folds song made me cry! Isn't it nice to be engaged and to finally get to full-on think and talk about all those things that used to be "if" and "maybe" but that are now really gonna happen? I'm just so happy for you. Congrats. :)