Catching Up … A Real Vacation!

Since we are currently beaver-less we actually got to go on a real vacation this winter! At the end of February we headed down for a long awaited visit to see my Sissy at her beautiful Paradise Gardens on North Captiva Island, Florida.

We met up there with BFG and Capri D and brother Jimbo for a week of fun in the sun.

North Captiva can only be reached by boat or a personal aircraft. There are no cars, only golf carts, bikes or your own two feet to get around.

There are only a couple of small shops and only two places to go out to eat.  It’s WONDERFUL!

I kept my walking streak going with daily walks. I especially loved going to visit the bald eagle’s nest where I got to see these two adorable babies who were getting close to fledging.

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Also many walks to see if the manatees were in the canal

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And walks to view the spectacular sunsets

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Capri D spent a large amount of her time sitting at this little table creating daily works of art. She was happier than a pig in poop out there!

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Sissy has gotten herself involved with this project.

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She is allowed to handle, determine the sex, collect information, microchip and name these endangered Eastern Indigo Snakes. We were allowed to help her while we were there. This was a newly found snake that hadn’t been chipped yet. I am honored that she has been named Lisa!  Lisa is pregnant!

Good for THAT Lisa!

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Mr. C and BFG dipped their toes into the waters of animal rescue when they spotted this beautiful sea turtle in trouble while out fishing.

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After many attempts they were able to pull her out of the water and we took her to a nearby marina to meet the folks that would get her the help she needed.

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That blue thing is a sea turtle ‘stretcher’

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First updates didn’t sound very promising as she had several life threatening issues she was dealing with, but apparently she was transferred to a facility that was going to attempt treatment. They named her Applejacks!

Great job Mr. C and BFG!!!

On that note I’ll finish this post and will post more of my favorite vacation pictures next time.

 

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3 Responses to Catching Up … A Real Vacation!

  1. caprikel says:

    LOVE that you were able to vacation with your People!!!
    Looking forward to seeing more! ❤❤💓💓😘😘

  2. deb says:

    Was a fun memorable vacation, so glad we got to spend it with you and Mr C.

  3. Penny says:

    Sounds like the perfect vacation!

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