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Lessons in rock

19 Mar

We found an unassuming shop along the A1A, but only from the outside. It looks like an opal shop, and I (this is Robin) stopped in during a run one day to see if they could engrave sea glass as a gift (don’t tell Madi). The old man who owns the store has been collecting and selling gems, petrified wood, sea glass, rare corals, old jewelry pieces, and rocks since the 60s…and the bins and bins and bins of treasures show this passion.

On the walls are photos of him as a young rock hound with his rock hammer wandering through the California desert. We came to find out that he also spent time as a child in Vanport (in Portland, OR where we are from) as his parents helped build ships during WWII!

After hours in this shop the girls are broke, but we are all richer in stories and rock treasures. If you are ever in Marathon, you must check out J&J Jewelry Repair and Gifts…an amazing and warm place.

Looking for that one stone

Looking for that one stone

 

Unearthing new treasures

Unearthing new treasures

The Turtle Hospital

27 Apr

Today we got a rental car and drove down to Marathon to visit The Turtle Hospital. What a great place! They are doing good work there to rehabilitate sea turtles injured by boat strikes, entanglements with nets and lines, and general health issues. The girls have been wanting to come here for some time. So glad we finally made it!

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Want to help or see their current patients? Visit the hospital to learn more!