Day 228: Kangaroos, Koalas, Wallabies, and Tasmanian Devils

Kangaroos, Koalas, and Wallabies. When you think about Australia, these are the animals that come to mind, right?  Oh…and let’s not forget the Tasmanian Devil!  Our family loves animals and we couldn’t wait to see these creatures up close and personal.  A friend had warned us to be careful, though, as kangaroos were everywhere, and many people renting cars often hit them on the highways!  After hearing that, we were sure we’d see them everywhere. Unfortunately, that is not how things played out.  In fact, we only saw Kangaroos (and wallabies) once… Read More

G’day Mate by Ryan Thomas on Australia

Australia, the place where everyone’s your mate, and you are everyone’s mate. And everybody says g’day, mate. At least, that’s what I heard. Does everyone really say G’day mate in Australia? No. Does everyone really call you mate in Australia? Pretty much. When I think Australia, I think Kangaroos, and if you go to FeatherdaleWildlife Park and the last thing you do in Australia is feed super cute kangaroos and wallabies, I think you would too. But I also think of spiders, because we saw more than a couple life-threatening spiders in the houses that we stayed… Read More