Australia: Hunter Valley Gardens and Hunter Valley Zoo

It’s Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving for you folks! Since Confessions are no longer with us *tear*, Ill take this Wednesday to do another Australia recap. I have to tell you, I have a lot more pictures than I thought. I’m talking at least three more posts, so bear with me.

Anyhoo, when we left off I was at my uncle’s house in the Hunter Valley. Well my sister and her family picked my mum and I up and our next stop was the Hunter Valley Gardens and Hunter Valley Zoo before heading back to Newcastle. First of all let me tell you, I looked cute on this day … I really tried. BUT, Australia and its bipolar weather had other plans for my cuteness. It was Spring in Australia so although we left my uncles house in chilly weather, by the end of the day it was scorching, my cardigan came off and I was ten shades darker.

It was still beautiful though, Ill let the pictures do the talking! (PS. my nice camera’s battery died halfway through this day .. so half these photos are good ole’ iPhone)

Hunter Valley Gardens

The Hunter Valley Gardens were beautiful and there were several shops on the property …

There is a year round Christmas store at the Hunter Valley Gardens…. too cute. I bought a Christmas Kangaroo (I am officially obsessed with kangaroos … Gimme Kangaroo errything)

My nephew makes the silliest faces when you tell him to smile. Love him!

My sister, her hubby, my niece, nephew and mama

There was also a candle shop in the Hunter Valley Gardens. I am obsessed with candles and took home three of these bad boys …

Chocolate …


Hunter Valley Zoo

How cute are Koalas????

Again, Im obsessed with Kangaroos and this albino Kangaroo had me mesmerized… He was also ENORMOUS…

There was one small albino kangaroo (I’d say a joey but man he was big) eating form his mama’s pouch… We don’t need Maury to know who’s the daddy …

You know Timon from the Lion King … I think he was a meerkat … anyway this is a meerkat and I didn’t expect them to be soooo tiny!

Tasmanian Devil

And it wouldn’t be Australia without a croc pic …

or two …

If you got this far you must really love me have patience. So just for you sticking it out, here is a bonus clip of the croc feeding. You can hear my Aussie nephew all excited … and me wussing the heck out. Because really a crocodile is a big lizard and aint nobody… and I mean nobody… got time fo’ dat! (And yes I have an extremely husky voice …)

If ya missed any Aussie recaps check them out here.

Have a good one guys!!


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