We couldn't visit Australia without feeding kangaroos and petting koalas. We wouldn't have been able to show our faces back home. So Christine took us to Koala Park, which happened to be far, far away from her home and from anyone who knew her.
Never mind that Chris was slightly embarrassed to be at Koala park with her corny American friends.
Mom and Christine were so blessed to take their daughters on a play date at the zoo!
This is a wombat. So cute.
Eek! Pure happiness!
All the koalas are in the background, hanging out in the trees. Did you know that eucalyptus leaves make them inebriated and that's why they're so chilled?
Here I am feeding a mommy kangaroo with a joey in her pouch.
These are the male kangaroos that you weren't allowed to get close to. They were huge and scary and as muscular as a man. Notice how they lean on one elbow like a person.
There's Nick feeding one of the males. You can see how big it is standing up.
The joey came out to play for a few minutes. This is him trying to get back in. The look on mama's face is priceless. Can you imagine what that feels like? These babies are leggy, to say the least.