On our first wedding anniversary we shot kangaroos

Trip Start May 31, 2012
Trip End Aug 08, 2013

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Flag of Australia  , South Australia,
Sunday, August 26, 2012

We shot them with our cameras!

It is our first anniversary today, August 26th, and we both have the day off so we decided to go kangaroo hunting. We heard that there was a spot along the highway where there are tons of kangaroos so we set off armed with our cameras. I think I was a little more excited than Kara at first because she saw one on her way home from work on Wednesday, although it was a quick sighting so she was still pretty happy to spend the afternoon searching with me. But when we finally did see one (and then a bunch!), she was like a little kid.

We pulled to the side of the road and there was a kangaroo right on the other side of the fence looking at us, but he quickly hopped away. And then, a car drove by and made a lot of noise, which scared all the rest of them (that we didn't even see!) and they all started hopping away. There must have been about a dozen of them! Anyway, I got a still shot of one as he poked his head up before hopping further away, and Kara got a video of the paddock with all of their little heads bobbing away from us. Hopefully the video works on here, let me know if it doesn't.

We also stopped at a local winery and picked up a few bottles of their wine. They also had some local coffee beans so we got some of those as well. We're making a delicious dinner of pulled pork, baked beans and coleslaw for our first anniversary dinner and we'll have some local wine to go with that. We already went through the pictures from our wedding and reminisced a bit about that day.

It's funny, we looked at those pictures so much immediately following our wedding that they kind of lost a bit of their specialness, but it's so nice to look at them after a bit of time has gone by. We had such a nice time and we're still so thankful to everyone who was with us. We went out for dinner last night to a restaurant in town called The Old Wool Shop, which used to be, well.... an old wool shop. The couple that owns it restored it and now run it themselves. Let's just say it was compared to Fawlty Towers when we arrived in town, which made us want to eat there as soon as possible. So, we had our anniversary dinner there and then came home for dessert, Kara's homemade lemon pie.... possibly the best pie I have ever tasted. I was hesitant when she said she was leaving off the meringue, but I should not have questioned her judgment. The lemon filling was so rich and creamy, and the crust so flaky, that it really needed no other ingredients. Meringue would have taken away from the overall taste and texture of the pie.

It's been a bit of a crazy year but I think we both knew that was going to happen. Plus, we both knew what we were signing on for and were excited for the ride. I hope the next year is just as crazy because this has been the best year of my life.
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Carla Sowinski on

Happy Anniversary you, too. What a nice post, including your thoughts on marriage. I'm glad you are enjoying the ride. And kangaroos are really neat!

Carla Sowinski on

aw crap, I just woke up and I know the difference between 'to', 'too' and 'two'.
I meant, "Happy Anniversary you two!"

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