|We had bought these tickets way back in April and had done a fair amount of planning for this event. After dinner, we took some taxis to the Opera House for the performance of The King and I - et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!|
It was truly an enjoyable experience for our date night. Working out the logistics was even fun and we were happy that all had a great time. Of course, there are always a few serious discussions. But we have become great friends and hope to continue these friendships when we return home.
|In the foyer of the Opera House they had different scenes set up so you could have your picture taken. Here is Yul Brynner with hair (picture taken by the annoying teacher lady)|
|Let the play begin as the monks arrive...|
|By the end, we were singing "Shall we dance" and "Whistle a happy tune" and of course Elder and Sister Feil were dancing all over the place!|
|Only Mormons can have this much fun even sober. We laughed and laughed. Hopefully you can see the inside of the hall. They have left it unfinished cement for most of the walls.|
|Then in this area, they put wood on the walls. The effect is amazing.|
We signed our lives away in case we were injured, and used the pictures to make sure that at the end we all returned! President and Sister Barr organized this event, with the Smiths providing a dinner before hand. We had an authorized guide provided by the reserve as well as a small animal expert.
The first animal sited was this sugar glider. He can actually "fly" from tree to tree - well glide would be more accurate. The expert found him after we had all walked past. Without our guides, we would never have seen any of the animals.
Even though the reserve is in the middle of a city with houses all around, when you are out here, you feel completely surrounded by the bush. We enjoyed the company as well as the learning experience since most of us are Americans.
This ant home was really quite large - about the size of a large bowl. One of the guides was actually a plant expert and we learned about the trees and bushes that we see every day.
There is a small waterfall near the end of the walk and these frogs are all around. They sound very large but are actually only about an inch long. Yea for our beautiful camera which was able to take this photo.
On our way back from our 4k walkabout, we saw several ring tailed possums. They are very different from the possums in the US. The first one we saw was well hidden and far away. But the second little guy was right by the trail and did a great job of playing possum and posing for the picture. Possum Magic!