“Well, people call this place Kangaroo Island. Thee are lots of koalas–and, of course–Eucalyptus trees. We like the sea lions, echidna anteaters, possums, and platypus. I’ve found some of the most interesting shaped rocks here on these beaches.”
Koala Pete™’s little heart started to beat double-time listening to Sally recall the sights she has seen in her travels. He just couldn’t hear enough of what Sally had to say. He asked her to tell him more. Just as she began to tell him about the barrier reefs and coral sea on Hamilton Island, she noticed that he had fallen asleep! “Well, if that’s the way he’s going to be, I’m out of here.” By this time the storm had subsided so she flew away. It didn’t take long for her to find her family nearby eating lunch and basking in the warm sun.
Koala Pete™ dreams of the adventure
When Koala Pete™ awoke, Sally and her family were still relaxing on the beach. He cried out for her. She was not about to reply for he had hurt her feelings by falling asleep.
“Sally the Stork, please come back. You just must tell me more. I just must hear more from you. I want to hear about everywhere you have been. I have a nasty habit of falling asleep without warning. Your adventures are exciting and I just must hear more from you.”
Sally, being a kind-hearted stork, decided she would go back. This time she would be the one to ask Pete some questions. She had finished lunch and relaxing on the beach wasn’t as much fun for her as it was for the older storks. She told her mom that she was going to visit Koala Pete in the nearby Eucalyptus tree and she would be back before supper. With that, she was off . . .
The biggest event in his life so far was the day he jumped from his tree to his neighbor’s tree. Boring! He wanted so much more!