Sunday, April 24, 2011

Not-Quite-Friday Field Trip: Adventure Down Under!

G'Day mates! Greetings from Australia! I'm on vacation at the moment, but I was lucky enough to find a substitute guide for our Fill-in-the-day-the-WiFi-decides-to-cooperate-and-finish-uploading-my-photos Field Trip.

She's far more seasoned at this sort of thing than I am. Ah! Here she is now.

And it looks like she even brought her own photographer!

Are you ready? Just follow the girl in the pink backpack!

Hi, campers! This is where we'll be staying on  our trip to the Gold Coast.
Can you give me a second to figure out our first stop?
Hey! It looks like the perfect day for the beach.
Let's go!

And what would a trip to the Gold Coast be without a visit to one of its theme parks?
Dream World, here we come!
Oooh! This ride is just my thing! :)

Um...okay. Maybe not.
I didn't really want to go on it anyway.
Teacups are far more exciting.
They're almost as much fun as wrestling crocodiles.
And riding pink ponies.
But there's nothing better than feeding kangaroos. 
Well, except maybe for...
...white tigers!
Let's go for a walk and see what else we can find.
Hello? Anybody home?
"Welcome to my parlor!" said the spider to the...
Koalas are so much cuter than lizards. This one looks tired.
And so am I.

Shhh. Looks like out little tour guide needs a nap. Hopefully, she'll be up and about in time for Part 2 of our Field Trip. 

p.s. Don't forget to bring your life jackets. We're taking a duck...

 Happy Easter, guys!!! 


Anonymous said...

Awww, looks like the 2 had fun =) Glad you're having a good time down there.

Kate Evangelista said...

I'm greeeen, like totally, with envy. Can you take me in your backpack next time? I have magical shrinking powers. :-P

Malen T. Leon said...

Your little girl looks so lovely. Have a great time! Take care!

Dafeenah said...

Such an adorable tour guide. Looks like you guys are having great fun. Wish I was there!

Kathy said...

Tahnks for a great tour! What a cute guide, looks like you guys are having a wonderful time! Happy Easter!

Brynne said...

Glad you are having a magical time, sweet Samantha! Thanks for sharing your joy!

Janel said...

Happy Easter to you and your family! What an adorable tour guide. Can't wait to see her next adventure!

DEZMOND said...

it's wise taking your own paparazzi with you instead of some nasty one who would hide in bushes and follow you paid by tabloids ;)

Did you say hello for me to Cate Blanchett and Hugh Jackman, while Down Under? Did they send me anything? :)

Deborah Lawrenson said...

Happy Easter, Sam and family - enjoy yourselves!

Kenya D. Williamson said...

Happy Easter, Sam! The kangaroo and Minimum Height shots are adorable! But, I advise against feeding the white tigers -- unless the ones down under solely eat eucalyptus. ;D

miss_agie1018 said...

You tour Guide seems pretty amazing
Have fun on your trip
Happy Easter

Sophia the Writer said...

haha best guest blogger ever
I totally approve of the backpack color!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! It looks like you are having a great time on vacation. Love the duck! That is so cool!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Thanks for taking us along, Sam!

Jennifer Hillier said...

Follow the pink backpack! So cute! Loved this. Looks like a fabulous vacation.

Elizabeth Young said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter Samantha, your trip looks absolutely wonderful, especially the ocean! Lots and lots of fun for everyone, do enjoy time with your little ones. Thanks for inviting us along for a ringside seat! Elizabeth.

Diane said...

Looks like an awesome trip! Happy Easter to you too. :O)

Connie said...

I loved the photos! I can't wait to see the next batch.

Julie said...

What a precious tour guide! She's a doll. I've always wanted to go to Australia, it's fun to at least get a virtual tour. Looks wonderful!! Hope you all had a very Happy Easter down under. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter (again!) Love the pink backpack tour guide! :)

Margo Berendsen said...

Koalas cuter than lizards??? No way. Okay, I'm a strange person, that way. Love the folow the follow the pink-backpack theme! What a neat amphibious bus!

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

It looks like you're all having a wonderful vacation. Great photos!

Carmen Esposito said...

I loved the tour! And you had an awesome tour guide! Next vacation, please take me with you. Pleeease!

The pictures were great and the children beautiful.

Jennifer said...

So cute thanks for sharing your vacation with us. It looks so beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

This was so adorable! The pictures are perfect, and so was the tour guide. It looks like such a wonderful trip. I hope y'all had an excellent Easter :)

Kenya D. Williamson said...

I always have so much fun on your adventures, Sam. I've given your blog an award!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

OCMom - I wish I could have bottled some of that cool air and brought it back with me to broiling manila...

Kate - Hop on in! ;-)

Malen - Thanks! it was a great trip. :)

Dafeenah - Thanks! I hope to share more of the fun in part 2 of the tour.

Kathy - Thank you! We made a lot of great new memories.

Brynne - Thanks! Half the fun of the trip is being able to share it with you guys.

Janel - Thanks! Stay tuned for part two...

Dezmond - LOL! Hugh and Cate sent you an invitation to their next barbie ;-)

Deborah - Thank you!

Kenya - No wonder the tiger looked drowsy... ;-)

Miss Agie - Thanks! Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

Sophia - You can't put the little diva in anything that isn't pink ;-)

Kelly - The kids loved the duck! It was unique way to see the Gold Coast.

Nerkasalmon - Glad you enjoyed the tour!

Jennifer - Thanks! We had a grand time!

Elizabeth - Thank you! The beach was absolutely wonderful.

Diane - Glad you could make it to the tour!

Connie - Thanks! See you on the next tour!

Julie - Thanks! It was a great getaway.

Mymommyology - Thanks! She enjoyed seeing her pics on the blog. Hehe.

Margo - You'll love it Down Under then. I have never seen so many iguanas just wandering around in my life. LOL.

Meryl - It was! Thanks!

Carmen - Thanks! You're welcome to tag along. The more the merrier! :D

Jennifer - My pleasure! Hope you had a great Easter!

Katie - We did! Thank you!

Kenya - Oooh! Cool! Thanks!!! :)

Mieke Zamora-Mackay said...

Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your vacation. I loved following the little pink backpack.

Belated Happy Easter! A bunch of us were talking about you over the holiday!

~Wendie said...

Hi Sam! A belated Happy Easter to you too! Hope your adventure was memorable and that you enjoyed every minute of it!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Mieke - My pleasure! Please say hi to all the J&J folks for me :D

Wendie - Thanks! We did! :D