I love that Australia is cattle country! To see more posts and photos from Australia, check out these links!
Cricket in Melbourne World Heritage Site Australia’s Fraser Island Koala
Australia is full of small, rural towns like this one!
When I’m traveling I love, love, love to get out of the big cities and find the real people and places, and in this case – real Australians! It seems that people are more willing to talk to you in a small town. We stopped at one restaurant and the 17 year old waitress just plopped down and had a great conversation about good beaches and what teenagers like to do. I just love that kind of thing.
One of my favorite stops in Australia was a small town [...]
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The cows are coming! The cows are coming!
As fall descends on the Alps and warm summer breezes turn to icy cold wind, especially in Bavaria, Austria, and Switzerland, the farmers go up the mountains and bring their animals down from their summer pastures. Ski slopes and groomed trails are perfect places to summer the cows. They will keep the grass low without having to pay someone to mow them, and the cows get to eat some sweet, green grass. Many times, the farmers will come together to pay one or two people to care for the cows during [...]
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Who doesn’t love a sunset?
Not far from Melbourne, we were driving around and trying to get off the roads by nightfall. We almost made it.
Dusk is such a great time to see wildlife and take lots of gorgeous photos, but the roads are more dangerous with animal crossings. The last thing we wanted to do while in Australia is run over one of their cute little animals, so we always tried to get off the road by sundown.
Australia is definitely one of those countries that you should plan on driving around as much as possible. [...]
Continue reading Reflection #606 – Sunset in Australia
A koala peacefully munching on some leaves.
The wildlife in Australia is one of the main reasons people go. That’s why we went. Oh yeah, we visited some cool family, too. What a bonus!
One of my third graders has chosen to study koalas, and he is constantly coming up to me and reminding me what awesome little creatures these are. Two of his favorite facts are that they sleep up to 20 hours each day and that they drink little water, getting most of their moisture from the eucalyptus.
He’s right! Koalas are totally cool animals, and we [...]
Continue reading Reflection #571 – Koala
Traveling around Australia, I loved the wildlife the most. Lorikeets are everywhere, and they seem to be a rather friendly bird. They don’t fly away unless you get just a little too close. They’re gorgeous, too. Just look at those colors!
Everyone goes to see wallabies and kangaroos…for a good reason! But, the bird life is also fantastic. I just loved it. We took this photo the very first day that we landed in Melbourne. You can’t beat that!
What are some of your favorite animals or birds in Australia?
Continue reading Reflection #536 – Lorikeet, Australia
Traveling gives you the opportunity to get a glimpse into somebody else’s life.
I’m fascinated by homes around the world. You can tell a lot by a person’s home, and front yard for that matter.
Therefore, I’ve compiled ten photos of front yards from around the world. What can we glean from them?
This first house was the house Jim and I owned in Alaska. Alaska front yards contain a lot of snow, and usually the machines and tools that help you remove the snow or at least a couple of four wheel drives to get you up that [...]
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I was very excited about going to Frasier Island, and since we had limited time we took a 4WD tour around the island. I think if I did it again, I wouldn’t take a tour, but it was nice for the first time. It’s pretty incredible that the whole island is made out of sand. There were plants that date back to the age of the dinosaurs. It was beautiful, quiet, peaceful, and a great place to spend a few days.
Continue reading World Heritage Site Australia – Frasier Island
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