Monday, July 7, 2008

We're back

We have been in South Florida visiting my sister and brother. We had a great time. One of the things we did while we were there was visit a sea turtle rescue hospital.. it was very cool. We also got the chance to see a healthy sea turtle released back into the ocean, very, very cool! Here are a few of the pictures I took.
This is Jonah, he has a very interesting story that you can read here.


This is another turtle being treated, he too was caught in a fishing line and it cut his flipper ( you can see it if you look closely) you can read about Petr Here
We were able to watch them administer medication, the kids thought that was cool, so did I.
The Vet and his assistants are all volunteers. I was amazed at how gentle and caring everyone was. I mean, you expect that, but for some reason, I was almost brought to tears at how passionate these people are about what they do. Simpy amazing.
And here he is after treament, back in his tank

I just loved that place!! There was also a little turtle museum inside and a beautiful gift shop. They also had tables set up outside with everything related to turtles that you could imagine, Locals donate their turtle collections and they sell them dirt cheap for donations.Gabbie thought that was the greatest thing she had ever seen! They accept donations, but entry is free.
All in all, a very cool place to take your kids if your ever in South Florida. I will post pictures of the Sea turtle being released in another post. I was so touched by this experience that I think I'll be doing an auction with donated proceeds, anyone wanna join me?

2 comments:

The Mom said...

Wow that's an amazing part of your trip!

Clara said...

Oh wow...I love turtles...how neat that you were able to see the release back into the ocean!!!