After exploring an outdoor market, I went to the Australia Zoo – home of Steve Irwin. The crocodile hunter’s reputation still lives on. I watched a crocodile lunge out of the water to eat some prey in a zookeeper’s hand. The beast was enormous and only inches from the man holding the bird.
On the way to Fraser Island, we came across around 20 humpback whales. They were massive and graceful! When four males surrounded our boat, I had the opportunity to jump into the water and use my snorkel to swim with them. The whales were so close, I could almost touch them!
It was time for two nights of bush camping in the dusty Australian Outback. I decided to sleep in my swag so that I could enjoy the starts above. Unfortunately, creatures lurked all around us!
Quokka’s might be the cutest animal I’ve seen! They live on Rottnest Island, just outside of Perth, Australia. They’re friendly and playful! I loved my selfie photo-shoot with one little guy! If you’re in Perth, you must go to Rottnest Island!
Just then, I noticed Billy and Apple standing to my left…outside of their pen! I panicked. I hadn’t closed the gate to their property, and they could escape the whole property. I set the food down and raced twenty feet to the gate and closed it. I noticed the first section of the electric fence that was near the metal gated fence had fallen. It was still making a crackling noise, so I knew it was live. My heart started racing! I was terrified the goats would run away.
I went to an elephant sanctuary and had the chance to feed and bath the enormous animals. It was an amazing experience. I also met some more travelers.
I was able to spend a month with my family back in the St. Louis area. It’s a good place to play in the snow and chill out.
I took my cat on an airplane from LA to Missouri. She was able to stay in her carrier under the seat in front of me. Overall, she did really well.