Thursday, April 19, 2007

Hobart - Day Four

Well today we headed of to ZOODOO

Sam and I where a little hesitant, just another wildlife park we thought well I am happy to say its NOT! The staff make it much more than just another park!

We had so much fun here and the girls loved it, some memories made that will be talked about again and again for years to come.

First we visited with all the baby animals in the nursery, these are always my favourites, something about holding a soft little cuddly baby animal that just melts you instantly.
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Then of course it was time to visit the out door animals. Emily made friends with a little boy called Edward. The sleepy sleepy koala was just beautiful, we all got to give him a nice pat and he snoozed right through it.
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Then the fun began! The Safari! Out to see the Emus and Ostriches who where VERY eager for there first visitors, and feeding of the day. I haven't laughed that much for a very very long time, they came storming towards the bus and Sarah (Miss 14) started squealing, and laughing hysterically and squealing some more. There was no way she was feeding them, but the tour driver managed to get her feeding them with a bucket!
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They where really quite full on, and the whole bus was just overcome with laughter every time another one popped their head in searching for another bag of goodies.

We got of to see some smaller farm animals and Sarah got surrounded by some ducks and geese, now Sarah has had a bit of a goose phobia since she was three and got pinched on the bum at the park one day!
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My grown up Miss 14 was reduced to a little girl in seconds begging 'Mummy' and 'Daddy' to save her!

The camels and water buffalo where much quieter and definitely politer!
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After all that excitement we thought a break for ice-cream was a must do before.....
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The miniature horse racing! A mini-track and tiny Shetland ponies who ran a great race!
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The girls couldn't miss the opportunity for a picture with this friendly Galah, well except for Sarah she had her fill of all things with feathers for the day!
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We headed back into Richmond and went to a park for some lunch, we where surprised to discover we where lunching next to Australia's Oldest Bridge!
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The girls and I then dropped Sam back at the unit and went to do some shopping, a girly girl afternoon!

4 comments:

Kylie said...

Gorgeous gorgeous bunnies photos. Looks like a great time had by all.

OMG the emu photos though...argh...I have a small emu (well all birds really) phobia. Terrible life scarring school camp experience. Think tent, think rain, think bloody emu trying to stick its head through the tent opening, think me running like a mad person through camp with emu chasing me, think me locking myself in camp toilets for 4 hours until someone could convince me that all the emus had gone... ***shudder***

Lynda said...

Hey Trudster, you are certainly packing in as much as you can - what a great holiday. I feel like I got to tag along... but babe it is getting a little snug here in the suitcase...let me out!!!

Eden said...

I fell in under that bridge once.....

tehehe

Love the Blog!!

Lynda said...

Ok so now I need you to tell me how you manage to post photos throughout each post - and why can't I work it out (dopey thing that I am) - send me an email - teach me!!!!