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!
“STOP THE CAR!”
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!