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Old 10-17-2012, 05:33 PM   #1126
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The turtle presentation sounds really cool, even if you didn't get to see any turtles!
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #1127
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:23 PM   #1128
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Women in their natural habitat..............

Ouch, you are going to get some fun remarks on that one!!!
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What are the "etchings" in the sea wall in the turtle's nest picture???
I think it was just sand "grafitti". "Kilroy was here", that kind of thing.

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well even if you didnt see them sounds like you still had some really good information that you learned.

thanks for sharing with us.
Yeah, not the perfect night, but the presentation was very informative, and worth the time.

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i knew that not many of them made it back to see, but didnt realize the number was that low...
I googled it tonight (that's always a good idea....do it after posting) and I see a couple of sites that have an estimate of 1 in 4,000 don't make it to maturity. I'm thinking the 1 in 1,000 that I heard in the presentation may have just been the baby sea turtles making it out to the seaweed in the Sargasso Sea.

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Great update!
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We just recently watched a show on tv that showed baby sea turtles making their way out of the nest and to the ocean. The seagulls were swarming and grabbing the babies. It was so disturbing to me! I kept yelling at the little guys on the screen to hurry up. I can believe 1 in 1000.
Oh man, too much "Mine! Mine! Mine!". But "circle of life" I guess.

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Sorry you didn't get to see any turtles on the first beach walk. Hopefully you won the lottery and were able to see some later.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.

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The turtle presentation sounds really cool, even if you didn't get to see any turtles!
It was really informative, I always like to learn something new.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #1129
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The Shark Tooth necklaces were very cute , they did a GREAT job on them !!I took some similar pix in Pop's foodcourt, almost the same stuff
I heard from Jordan , the letter was waiting when I got home . He is working fo Pure Life Ministries , sounds like he's a Travel Agent /planner for them and seems to be very happy and at peace.. I am sooo happy for him!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:40 AM   #1130
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Glen, I enjoyed your turtle walk story. Too bad you didn't get to see any turtles. Speaking of turtles (Terrapins, actually), have you ever been to the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, New Jersey? I believe it's less than 75 miles from where you live... They have a very interesting Diamondback Terrapin conservation effort and exhibits, as well as lots of marsh trails and an observation tower for bird watching.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:26 AM   #1131
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So, gentlemen, get ready. This is something that we don’t normally see…women, in their natural habitat:


Yeah, not all that exciting really.
Wow, we totally got the better end of the deal with sports bars.

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Would the walk be cancelled due to rain? Would we have to break out our park ponchos before even getting to Disney World? Are mama turtles persnickety about the weather when they’re in an egg-laying mood?
And why is this disembodied voice asking so many questions?

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It’s always fun to make them at just the point where the highest waves reach, to see if you can build them to survive the occasional flood.
Agreed. And you usually end up building a complicated moat-and-wall defense system.

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Anyway, my hat’s off to the maintenance guy and I’m sorry that I didn’t get his name for the trip report.
It was Maryann.

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The place was quaint, even if not much to look at (ie. state-funded!).
Just like me. And I'm also state-funded.

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(You can cue the ominous music, but it won’t be necessary. )
It's A Small World?

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We also learned that only about 1 in 1,000 baby sea turtles make it to adulthood. (If my memory is correct.) When the eggs hatch, the little dudes essentially have to “run the gauntlet” to get to safety, 20+ miles out in the Atlantic, in the seaweed of the Sargasso Sea (much of which we’d seen washed up on shore back at the resort!). They have to get past animal predators, obviously, but they may also have to deal with things as simple as lights that confuse them and draw them inland rather than out to sea, or tire tracks in the sand with ruts too big for the little dudes to crawl over, and litter impeding their path to the ocean.
Man. And here I thought junior high school was tough.

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Also, the sex of the turtle is determined by where the egg is in the nest, high or low. So, remember that, any of you would-be parents, trying for a boy, or girl.
I thought it had something to do with coffee on the verandah.

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Judy asked me if I’d brought the night vision goggles that she’d gotten me for Christmas. Doh! It never occurred to me, since I was thinking of them for animal viewing at Kidani.
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The ranger asked if anyone wanted to walk north along the beach, area that we hadn’t covered yet. Most of us did, including my family of course, but a couple of families decided that they’d had enough, including one poor dad who was carrying a little boy who was fast asleep, draped over his shoulder.

So we walked north for 10 or 15 minutes more before turning back again. No luck. We’d struck out. It turned out that we were in fact, just traipsing up and down the beach in the dark.
That stinks. Hope you did get another shot.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:54 AM   #1132
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The Shark Tooth necklaces were very cute , they did a GREAT job on them !!
Thanks Rosie.

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I took some similar pix in Pop's foodcourt, almost the same stuff
I believe it. But I wanted to take some pictures for all the DISers who want to know what they can expect when they get there. They like to plan ahead, you know.

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I heard from Jordan , the letter was waiting when I got home . He is working fo Pure Life Ministries , sounds like he's a Travel Agent /planner for them and seems to be very happy and at peace.. I am sooo happy for him!!
I got a letter from him also. It sounds like he’s doing well. I wish we could see him around the boards sometimes though.

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Glen, I enjoyed your turtle walk story. Too bad you didn't get to see any turtles.
It was still a nice evening, but a major bummer that we didn’t have any turtle sighting.

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Speaking of turtles (Terrapins, actually), have you ever been to the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, New Jersey? I believe it's less than 75 miles from where you live... They have a very interesting Diamondback Terrapin conservation effort and exhibits, as well as lots of marsh trails and an observation tower for bird watching.
No, never been there. Sounds like a nice place though. “Terrapins” always makes me think of the Univ. of Maryland.

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Wow, we totally got the better end of the deal with sports bars.
Didn’t we? No one comes around and says “here, stick your feet in this bucket”.

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And why is this disembodied voice asking so many questions?
But at least it was asking questions…..when a disembodied voice starts telling you things, that’s when you get put in a straight jacket. Or so I hear.

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Agreed. And you usually end up building a complicated moat-and-wall defense system.
How did you know?! That’s amazing. You’re like Dittelman.

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It was Maryann.
She almost fooled me with that fake nose and glasses.

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Just like me. And I'm also state-funded.
So you’ve got that going for you.

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It's A Small World?
I can’t believe you just said that.

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Man. And here I thought junior high school was tough.
I imagine you had a rough time.



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I thought it had something to do with coffee on the verandah.
In one of the slides, one turtle had a Vero Beach coffee mug and the other turtle was smoking a cigarette. I had no idea what it meant.

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That stinks. Hope you did get another shot.
Keep your fingers crossed, but in a historical sense.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:48 AM   #1133
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Our natural habitat? If we were in our "natural habitat" according to you men, we'd be in the kitchen cooking, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, bringing you your slippers, etc. Seriously, love my pedicures...it is my time to relax and be pampered since most of you men don't take care of that for us.

Great update; but so sorry that you guys didn't get to see the nesting turtles. I'm sure the kids were disappointed. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you had a chance with the lottery to go back.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:57 PM   #1134
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Well, at least you got to learn some interesting stuff about turtles and get some exercise. It is a shame that you weren't able to see any turtles nesting.

I hope you won the turtle lottery...
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #1135
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Another great update shame about the turtles, but that's how it goes with nature I guess at least you got the presentation I suppose. And those turtles do have it tough! I don't envy them, but I guess once they grow they have a better shot.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:12 AM   #1136
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Our natural habitat?
You know I was just trying to get a rise out of you.

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If we were in our "natural habitat" according to you men, we'd be in the kitchen cooking, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, bringing you your slippers, etc.
Well we do like it when you do those things....can't deny that.

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Seriously, love my pedicures...it is my time to relax and be pampered since most of you men don't take care of that for us.
A well-deserved pampering, I'm sure. And you're right, I'm not really willing to work on somebody's feet, so the women in my life will have to go elsewhere for that! The big toenail clippers're all I need!

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Great update; but so sorry that you guys didn't get to see the nesting turtles. I'm sure the kids were disappointed. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you had a chance with the lottery to go back.
The kids were reaallly disappointed! Keep that pixie dust flowin' for us.

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Well, at least you got to learn some interesting stuff about turtles and get some exercise. It is a shame that you weren't able to see any turtles nesting.
It was very informative, and it is kind of neat to walk along the beach without any lights other than the moon and stars...but discouraging when you're hoping to see a big turtle in the surf and one never appears.

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Another great update shame about the turtles, but that's how it goes with nature I guess at least you got the presentation I suppose.
I pre-registered, but the turtles didn't! You can't pin-down nature.

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Old 10-19-2012, 08:32 AM   #1137
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Hey guys! I know I haven't been doing a great job of catching up, but I just want to let you all know that I started my PTR. The link is in my signature. Toodles!
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #1138
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Hey guys! I know I haven't been doing a great job of catching up, but I just want to let you all know that I started my PTR. The link is in my signature. Toodles!
Thanks Yuki! I signed on.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:01 PM   #1139
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Finally Back and all caught up. I should be home for a while now .... no more scheduled travelling for at least a couple of months.


Add me to the list of fingers crossed for a lottery pick.
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Thanks for the chapter links for your report- I really love reading all the comments from your readers- some of the wittiest around- but it has been a long, rough, busy couple of weeks, and sometimes "cheating" is the only way.

I totally get taking the pictures in the gift shop. Whenever I am on a trip somewhere I find myself in "Disney" mode and take pictures of everything thinking someone, somewhere out there may need the info from the photos.

The shark necklaces your kids made were really cool. It is good that they have a lot of fun activities to choose from, especially when the weather is less than ideal!

Sorry that you didn't see any sea turtles during your walk, but it seems like it was still worthwhile.

"Ah, now eventually you do plan to have sea turtles on your, on your sea turtle tour, right? Hello?"


Hope that your family was successful in the

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