It's way past Monday, but I've been wanting to share this particular My Town Monday post with you.
So, a couple of Mondays ago, I headed 39 miles up the coast to Oceanside, CA with my friend, Christina, Child #4, and Christina's Child #1 and #2. The sun was shining. The breeze was warm. The sky was clear. But...We did not bring boogie boards. We did not bring sand toys. We did not bring swim suits. (This is sounding very Dr. Seuss-ish.)
Our destination: LLL Reptile and Supply
And the precious cargo in the very back of my car? Two cagefuls of 32 baby veiled chameleons.
Here's a shot of the store from the front door. These people take reptiles seriously. Lots of reptiles. Lots of reptile supplies. Lots of reptile knowlege.
They're checking out our chameleons, making sure they're healthy. According to the manager, our babies are in really really great shape. He said we'd done a super job! And he bought every single one of them. (In case you're wondering, he paid $17/baby).
The manager told me to call him whenever I had babies to sell. He asked for my business card because he's always on the lookout for a good CHAMELEON CONNECTION! Apparently, that's me! Ha! Who knew? I will add this to my resume. :)
Everyone's lunch was paid for by the chameleon "earnings". (I use the term loosely. If you add up all the money spent on crickets and lights and cages and vets, well, there was no earnings. But there was a lot of fun and learning.
We did eventually wander down to the beach where I sat on the warm sand and wished I'd kept one female baby.
Here are links to people who posted on time! about their corners of the world. Please check them out.
Jim Winter returns, bearing chili from Delhi Chili in Cincinnati, OH
Travis Erwin ducks, goose poop in Amarillo, Texas.
Reb posts about the West Edmonton Mall where this actually an indoor lagoon!
Clair Dickson posts about ice harvesting in Brighton, Michigan
, your chameleon connection!!
P.S. Because you miss them as much as I, here's one last shot of a baby.