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"And turtles, of course ... all the turtles are free, as turtles, and maybe, all creatures should be."
- Dr. Seuss, Yertle the Turtle

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Jul 4, 2014

Stricken Ann and Stricken E found a friend at The Field Museum in Chicago.

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The Strickens hiked the Fiery Furnace at Arches National Park. When they saw the kissing turtles arch, they had to have their picture taken with it. Unfortunately, it was too high for them to climb up to it. They were really hoping to see a desert tortoise on the trip, but weren’t so lucky.
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Dec 23, 2013

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The Strickens got Carter a turtle onesie for Christmas. They are so thoughtful.



Mar 2, 2012


Mar 2, 2012

On the drive back to Michigan, Ann and E saw a lot of animal crossing signs: rams, deer, horses, burros, cattle, etc. In Nevada, they saw signs for turtle crossings.



Feb 8, 2012

We went to the civic center in Berkeley to see the Loggerhead Turtles that are supposed to go in the fountain outside, when the fountain gets fixed (as I read on their website). However, turtles were created in 2008 and it’s now 2012, so I don’t know if they’ll ever fix the fountain… which is probably okay, since there were quite a few unsavory looking people in the park back there.



Jan 6, 2012

Turtle Graffiti Art



Dec 17, 2011

Jen made a felt turtle using this pattern and fashioned it after Stricken Ann.



Nov 28, 2011

Stricken Ann and Stricken E pose next to a turtle petroglyph at Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico.