Wednesday, January 2, 2008

DATELINE: Jugiong, Australia                                                    

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Author: Andy

We started today with a quick breakfast before heading over to New Parliament House. It's actually a pretty amazing place, and the tour was very informative. They finished the complex in 1988 and it is massive. It's shaped like a hill, more or less, and the roof is mostly covered in grass. So from the outside, you have no way of really knowing how big it is. Inside it's very clean and modern. On top they have a giant flag being supported by 4 metal beams that reach out from the 4 corners of the roof.

Next we went to the National Museum of Australia on the other side of the lake. I was surprised i hadn't heard of it before. It's very modern and the buiding itself is fantastic. Lots of great exhibits on australian geography, environment and politics.

We just saw our first kangaroo. It was on the side of the road and had been torn to pieces by a vehicle of some kind. So please allow me to revise my #1 wildlife goal:

i want to see a LIVE kangaroo.

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