The Virtual Photowalk is actually a very cool concept. Essentially, some people on Google+ decided to help show the world to people who can’t see it, by bringing them virtually, in Hangouts (HERE is a neat little CBS news clip about it).
Michael’s setup is pretty darn cool – he has a big, fancy video camera, with a smartphone mounted in, and mobile internet connection, so the feed from the video was streaming in the Hangout, where several people from around the world could watch, and the whole thing was recorded so it can be watched later. Check it out HERE
Being a photowalk, we did, of course, take a lot of photos (You can see the full album of our adventures (HERE)
As did Littletree
(and yes, this is a photo of me taking a photo of her taking a photo of me…)
We arrived in time for the morning feeding of the Rainbow Lorikeets
And then it was right off to the Koalas,
Because both Littletree and Tif were super excited to cuddle koalas – this is Abby
We tried to feed Tif and Littletree to a croc
But failing that, we fed kangaroos
We saw cassowaries (because Angry Birds in Australia are really angry – do not mess with Aussies)
We saw the cutest little ginger tree kangaroos
We rode the train
And did I mention we took lots of photos…
posting, sharing, chatting, and in general engaging with thousands of people, and joining in the hangouts, so it felt like we had the whole world of all our friends with us
So much awesome!
Especially the awesome friends right here
And we took lots of photos.
Then, all tuckered out from walking around… and taking so many pictures, we retired to the beach for an awesome brunch
Fun times! And of course, entirely educational, especially the part where Littletree challenged Tif to a Big Bang Theory quote-off.