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Aussie Animals!

 
The 3 Sisters
The 3 Sisters

The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains
 
On Saturday at 8 a.m. we all loaded the buses and headed west. First stop, Olympic Park, the home of the 2000 Olympic Games and the internship site of a fellow Augie, Andrew Stanley. Being at the site where so many great athlete’s from all over the world have competed not only for themselves, but also the recognition of their country was something special. Being at Olympic Park reminded me of my brother who has been part of the Augie Track and Field coaching staff for 9? (WOW) years now and since coming to Augie I have enjoyed cheering the Augie athletes on, especially the track team. So, Go Augies and keep up the good work! :)
 
Next stop, Featherdale Wildlife Park. This was our first encounter with the real Australian animals (kangaroos, emus, koalas, and crocodiles!) If you were blind you would have thought that 60 five year olds just filed off of the bus by the way we were running around, so eager to pet, take pictures, and discover the next playful animal. My personal favorite? The penguins, of course! Those little guys were so cute, I wanted to take one home, I’m sure the roomies wouldn’t mind. The crowd favorite were the koalas and the kangaroos.  So, after everyone got their picture with a lovable koala, we were ready to conquer the Blue Mountains! The best way to explain the Blue Mountains is through a picture so, I will let it do the talking.

Sunday was even more animal filled as we hit the Sydney Aquarium. SO SO cool. Again, I loved the penguins, but something that is unique to the Sydney Aquarium is the Dugongs, their closest relative is a cow, weird, right? It was a successful weekend, we were beat by the end. What’s next? Surf Camp!

One Response to “Aussie Animals!”

  1. Great post. How often do you update? I am looking for new stuff to toss in my feed reader and this might be good. Later

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