Just a 3 hour drive (nothing for us Texas/Wyoming folks) from our place in Springwood to Canberra. The highway was great.... nice construction and very safe. The drive reminded us of the rolling hills in Texas hill country. Pastures surrounded by manicured hedges mixed in with tall evergreen trees now and then with a few mountain passes along the way. Kangaroo crossing signs are taken very seriously but luckily the only kargaroos we saw were grazing in the grass pastures.
While David and friends met with famous isotope scientists from the Australian National University, Cullen and I drove around town grabbing introductions the War Memorial (for sure want to go back there) the Australian Museum (for sure want to go back there) the Old Parliament Building (very cool ... want to go back there) and the Botanical Gardens (for sure... want to go back there!). We are planning another trip there when all of the kids come... and again when our parents come.
It was a wonderful day. We realized that next time we'll stop by the fruit stands and buy some mangos and strawberries and also visit a few merano sheep farms and maybe enjoy hiking around the lake in
Canberra and head back via the coast and do some beach combing.
Australia is becoming one of my favorite places in the world... one of those places that is hard to explain because it is so unique! Every day is better and better but it's nothing like we've ever seen. It's a stramge mixture of European civilization and Dr. Seuss creativity... I just love it!!!
Enjoy the pics and I'll try to catch up on the blogging.... so much to write!!
|Cullen and our Kookaburra|
|The view from War Memorial, Canberra|
|Old Parliament Building, Carnberra|
|Entrance to the Australian Museum|
|Arrows made with coke bottles/European glass by Aboriginal people|
|I LOVE the Aboriginal art... created with fingertips|
|Coolest plants ever! Botanical Gardens, Canberra|
|Lizards at Botanical Gardens... friendly and hanging out.|
More to come!