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Marla Taviano

Pet turtles!! Oh, Ava would go crazy!!


I'm willing to bet the "chewed gum" cost more than brand spankin' new gum. Am I right?


I think I've found where I want to vacation next year. All this looks so fun and relaxing!

Tammy S.

Love those turtles! Looks like such a relaxing time. And great weather too! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Hi, I have a Ozarkland just south of Carthage here in SW MO. I had to look the location up and found this cool information about Bagnell Dam.

I had pet turtles as a little girl. I loved them.



Did you really buy the pet turtles? I had one as a teenager, and LOVED him - Toby was his name. But ever since then, I have heard that you aren't supposed to have them as pets because of salmonella or something. Tell me I'm wrong and I can get one! They are too cute!

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