Traveling has brought me so many amazing and unforgettable experiences. I have been lucky enough to have met some of the most fantastic people, and I am always so excited every time I am able to see a new place or do a new thing.
That being said this experience might have taken the cake. In Brisbane Australia (well about 12 km outside of the city) you can spend a day at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can feed kangaroos by hand, and meet all kinds of Australian wildlife. And, what I felt was the crème de la crème, hold a koala.
I am not going to lie; I had to let everyone else go first because I was getting very emotional. Our lovely guide spoke to us about the care of Koala’s and how every day they strive to give each and every one of their 130 Koala’s the best life ever. That is how their dear koala Sarah lived to the ripe old age of 23, making her way into the Guinness Book of Records for being the world’s oldest known koala.
And then it happened. I held a koala, his name was Spoon and without question, I was instantly and forever madly, deeply, in love. While for the safety of the koala you are not able to hold them for long, that brief moment is all kinds of perfection.
I would fly every hour all over again just to do this again.
We then spent the rest of the day feeding the Kangaroos and the other marsupials.
Crikey, I really hope to do this one again. Thank you Brisbane Australia.