Mission Accomplished!

What would a year in Australia be without spotting some kangaroos in the wild?

The kids were on a mission to spot one soon after we arrived!  There are road signs everywhere in the area, indicating the kangaroo crossings, and so the kids had their eyes peeled every time we got in the car.

Matt had been privileged to see 5 grazing by the side of the road on his way home from work within his first week of teaching, and proudly declared this accomplishment (he actually kind of rubbed it in a little!!)

This just spurred the kids on that much more!

We were told by the Aussies that the best time to spot them is early evening, so Saturday last, we went for a drive after supper.  Down out of the mountains we ventured by car back towards Lithgow.

We were not far down the mountain in the valley’s countryside, about 15 minutes from home, when mommy spotted them!


What a site!  It was an entire field of tall grass and 20 kangaroos eating and hopping about.

The kids were completely fascinated and they giggled excitedly as we watched them for a solid 20 minutes.  No joeys.  No boxing.  Just hungry, weird looking marsupials who couldn’t care less that a car load of wacky Canadian tourists had accomplished their mission!


9 thoughts on “Mission Accomplished!

  1. That is so very cool!

    Is it common, do you know? I know all my UK relatives come here dying to see moose…and are so often disappointed we don’t have them wandering around downtown:) I wondered if Kangeroos were the same idea. Either way, you’re fortunate!

  2. How exciting! I can just picture the kids watching them all, hardly believing their eyes. Love your description of it all unfolding (and your photos)!

  3. Hey guys,

    Make sure to keep your eyes out for them when driving around….they are like the deer around here, stupid and most likely to go zig when they should have zagged!
    Also, I highly recommend not running over one that has been lying by the roadside for a couple of weeks, the resulting smell will take about two weeks to wear off your car!
    Let us know when Matt manages to catch one, and let us know how it tastes…..
    Love Ben, Aidan, Cole and Dawson

  4. Hi Alyson and Matt I have been reading your blog with a great deal of interest. What an exciting time in your life and career—- not only for you but for your children! Your pictures and comments are very well done. I just want you to know that we are thinking of you. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and God Bless! Audrey and Don

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