I'd love to reminisce about the trip and share pictures to relive every moment, but those were the days before digital photography and I don't have any pictures on my computer! Oh, the horror! I had a film camera and had pictures developed, scrapbooked the ones I wanted to keep, and threw away the rest. OMG it doesn't seem like that long ago we didn't rely on computers for everything!
I did scan one picture from that trip - this is Lance Bass. At least we were all convinced it was him - he pulled up beside the car we were all riding in at a stoplight and asked if he could come ride with us. Um, yes please! Two minutes later, he (along with his buddies) was pulled over for driving like a maniac and we laughed our asses off!
During the trip we visited many franchises of Wings and Eagles
I know that taking pictures of pictures is SO annoying, but because of the aforementioned lack of digital files dating back to 2001 this is the only picture that shows how tiny the turtle was when he first came home!
That glass bowl is about the diameter of a dinner plate, maybe a little bigger like a charger, and his shell was about the size of a poker chip? He was SO cute! They grow based on the size of their environment, so since we've upgraded his digs a few times, he's now the size of a hockey puck...
It has since become illegal to sell the turtles, so we got ours just in time. But, I have some bad news. Five of the six turtles purchased that day died within weeks (months) of buying them.
Moment of Silence...
Turtle and I have had our ups and downs, moved a couple times, experienced a traumatic incident involving a cat we were cat-sitting (he doesn't like to talk about it), and we both made it out alive with the help of Zoey and Dave!
Happy anniversary Turtle! :)