Alight...so this post is just a few weeks late (but who's counting really?). I have been so busy traveling for work I honestly haven't had a free moment to myself in about 3 weeks. We arrived home on Friday night and are finally finished with our insane travel schedule and will actually be home for a whole 8 weeks. Lets just say I am more than excited to live in my PJs snuggled next to our fur babies as I work, get caught up on all my Real Housewives, get back to a normal gym/yoga routine and actually see friends and family for more than a hot second in between trips. Plus, we are home just in time for the holiday season, only my favorite time of the entire year!
Looking back on these photos though, it was all worth it. The places that we have traveled this past year have been absolutely amazing; Fiji, Canada, Seattle, Chicago, Colorado, Las Vegas, NYC, Australia, New Zealand and up and down the entire state of California twice. I could not have asked for a better & more fulfilling job or a more compatible person to share my downtime with (and who accepts me for all my crazy, stressed out, frazzled & Snickers commercial grouchy/tired/hungry travel behavior).
Though I loved each destination, I think that Australia was my #1. Not only has the country been on my personal bucket list since I was about 5 years old (before I even know what a bucket list was) but it is also home to my favorite animal...the Koala.
Our first stop in Australia was Brisbane, which was a beautiful waterfront city with amazing homes built along the river, great food, friendly people & plenty of outdoor activities. Sadly we were only in town for a few days and much of my time was spent in meetings...but we did get a Sunday afternoon all to ourselves which we fully took advantage of with a river cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (which I HIGHLY if not forcefully suggest). The boat takes you along through the city and residential river homes (which are ridiculously beautiful) where they point out sights and serve some pretty tasty food & drinks.
Upon arrival you are greeted by hundreds of Koalas, no joke, they are everywhere.
And then this happened...
I might look calm, but I was literally squealing with excitement waiting in line for this.
I mean how could you not with these faces?!
And then the second best thing ever happened when we found out we were able to hand feed kangaroos. Unreal.
(I love the husband's smile in this one...)
Such an unbelievable experience - and so happy I was able to share it with this guy.
xo - margaret