Pictures explained- Alright I have posted some pictures over the past couple of weeks and haven't had a chance to write a journal entry about them. So here goes- Above you will see one of the lovely specimens used for our experimental animal behaviour project. This was on our last night when we were collecting data. I was the photographer, getting pictures to show our class for the oral presentation that we had to do. It went rather well. While we were taking these pictures the possums were quite friendly. Since this was the fourth time we had gone out they knew that we had food so as soon as we got to the park they were right there. While we were doing our experiment some tried to sneak some of the food. One even bit my shoe! As you can see they are very cute. I now have a special fondness for possums. You will also see some Anzac Day pictures. Anzac stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. On the Tuesday we got back from Easter break everyone had a day off to celebrate this day. It is like memorial day back home. We went and saw the parade they had in the city. One of my friend's Grandmother served in the land army which took car of the farms while the husbands went away to war. She marched in the parade which was quite special. They had all sorts of military people in it. We watched it for 4 hours- it was the longest parade I've ever been to. I think most of Melbourne must have been in it. My favorite part was the horses of course. A couple of weekends ago I went on another ride with the horse club. We traveled to a horse riding company 1.5 hours north of Melbourne. I was given a horse named Darkie. He was one that the leaders usually used. They gave him to me becaus of my riding experience. He was a great ride- really smooth. The horses there were kind of skinny which made me sad. The riding was excellent. We spent a whole day on the trail. We stopped for lunch at a cabin in the woods (or bush as they call it here). It was a great barbeque. I've never eaten so much meat at once. There was chicken wings, sausages, steak, ribs, and hamburgers- a great feed. When we rode through the pasture on the way home there were kangaroos in the pasture grazing with the horses. They remind a lot of deer. Overall it was a good ride. This past weekend I visited a dog park by my appartment. It was good to see all the dogs running happily around off leash. In the afternoon I saw a rugby game with my Australian Sport and Education class. We had the rules explained to us in class on Thursday so I sort of knew what was going on . It was a good game. Melbourne Uni was playind Geelong. I think we won but it was hard to tell since there were no score boards. So now it's back to schoolwork. I only have two more weeks of classes left. Then there is a month for exams. i only have one so I hope to do a lot of travel during that time. It should be fun.