Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Although the balloons were launching from Stromlo, there were a few that stayed at the usual launch site near Old Parliament House and just inflated for a while to show people how it worked. The ones that I liked best were these two giant joey kangaroos. Most baby critters are called joeys in Australia. Of course, the baby animals are tiny, but these joey balloons are huge. The building closest to us is the National Library and the one that they are looking over is the National Science and Technology Centre. Although they didn't fly on Saturday, they have been flying since then and look great in the air. I guess that they are trying to take over from QANTAS as the real "flying kangaroo".