We had an rather uneventful trip over the ocean. The only thing of note that happened was when we had a stop in New Zealand. Two airport employees came on the plane and sprayed everyone with some sort of aerosol spray. Not sure if it was bugs or to freshen us up after our long flight before they would let us deplane in New Zealand.
But then off to Australia!
In Australia we had all kinds of fun. Baby Susan had the out of body experience of seeing a young lady flirt with her dad. She still remembers it to this day.
We fed kangaroos. We saw koalas. But the highlight was the Fairy Penguins.
There is a spot on the southern coast Australia were, every sunset, Fairy Penguins migrate to return to the nests. We sat on the beach and Fairy Penguins ran by us to their nesting places. I could have reached out and touched them. It was a magical experience, sitting on the beach at sunset with tiny little penguins running within inches of you.
So when I saw this video of a Fairy Penguin being tickled, I couldn't help but love it.
How cute is that!
RETIREMENT UPDATE: 45 days