Then we began to work our way up and inland, the terrain changing into miles and miles of dry cattle ranching. Our black van bounced along the unkept roads while we played rounds of Sparkle and sang along to Australian-themed songs. As the evening began, the road winded into rainforest - a single lane paved through the trees, and we started spotting kangaroos, small ones, as they bounced across our path and into the brush. Earlier in the day we found koalas and their babies high up in the trees - some sleeping and others just being shy. Seeing such cool wildlife, admiring the blue-purple hills in the distance, the gray savanna trees and grassy shrubs trailing the road, great company inside ... it was a wonderful drive.
We played games at our place in the Grampians that night, and then spent the next day hiking in the national park. It was a great interlude to a new part of Australia, one with fewer people and more aboriginal culture. (This was also the place where we tried kangaroo, but I will not describe it more than that.)
Enjoying a moment laying on the road since we were literally the only car for hours
Someone altered this sign so instead of watching out for kangaroos and wombats
it looks like T-rexs and bats are up ahead
New friends!! ...
... are quite shy
Emus in the front yard
Hiking in the Grampians
A few of us did the waterfall trek
... and then filmed it going up for those who stayed behind
I'm a twenty-something from the Pacific NW making home in new places as I follow where God leads.
My intent is to show Christ's love to the world and use business to solve some of the social problems we face: hunger, illiteracy, healthcare, economic hardship. For now, I'm in a stage of learning. A little adventuring, a few books, some good friends, and a whole lot of prayer and life runs on.