Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Outback Kangaroo Farm: A Thursday Adventure

Thursday brought us to the Outback Kangaroo Farm in Arlington. Only Andrew had ever been, so this was a new experience for the rest of us. Right when we got there a tour had started so we got to play with the swings they had hung on some of the trees in the waiting area. They were a huge hit with the kids.

 Reid loved the normal swing that was very low to the ground and asked to be pushed on it repeatedly!

 The girls both loved the rope swing and spent a lot of time on it. They needed help getting on and then away they flew through the air. They had a great time.

 Once our tour began we got to see and touch a lot of fun animals. The kids got to touch a tortoise, a donkey and a kangaroo.

We also saw ostrich, miniature horse, lemurs, wallaby, goats, peacocks, chickens, some exotic bird that I can't remember the name of, and llamas.

I was really surprised with how well Reid engaged this time. He actually petted and fed several of the animals with a little encouragement.

The last animal we saw was the llama. The tour guide told us that the llama's favorite way to take food from people was in their lips and he demonstrated and told us we could feed them that way if we wanted to. I decided to be brave enough to do it and then I talked Andrew into trying it as well. The llama just lips the food pellet right out of your lips. It was unnerving and strange and cool all at the same time. I can't believe Andrew did it and I caught it with the camera!

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