In the spirit of celebration, I was about to cross something
off my bucket list. For the longest time
I have been wanting to volunteer to help turtle hatchlings reach the
water. Despite all the years we have
been living in Florida, I have not done it, and decided this was the summer for
it. We were taking a road trip a bit north for some beach time and I guess a
nature lesson for all of us.
for our trip called for our first #CelebrateConBritax: I graduated my little man from his Britax AdvocateCarseat to the Britax Pinnacle booster seat .
Oh yes, he was in heaven and feeling
like such a big boy. It was adorable to
watch. All the while, observing her brother’s joy and our celebration from her
Britax Highway car seat , our little princess announced she will eat all her veggies to grow faster, so
she can also enjoy a booster car seat. These
two kids, I tell you.
I am in no rush. The
longer the kids are in their Britax seats, the happier I will be, and the more
peace of mind I will have. This is because
with over 70 years leading the way in the industry, Britax’ unparalleled drive
and passion for child safety has no equal.
Knowing that their car seats endure grueling and rigorous testing to
deliver the safest, and most comfortable car seat means to me that I can focus
on the moments with my family with no second guessing or concerns. Of course, I do need to be on the lookout as
our princess grows because safety also means that she is using the proper seat
for her measurements.
Off we drove on the
Florida Turnpike, with plenty of pit stops for bathroom breaks. It was all part of the plan. We were taking it easy.
We finally arrived at our destination. Total happiness - The good life had unpacked. Not only was I surrounded with my favorite
people, we were doing what we love best: being beach bums J Using this list of tips for things to do atthe beach with kids, we spend great days enjoying the waves and nature around
us. Yes, Celebration mode was on set permanently ON.
Of course, the main reason for our road trip was all around
us: fenced off areas on the beach protecting the turtle nests.
The type of sea turtles that nest the most in the area are
called Loggerhead. Their nesting period
is from April to September. The great
awareness on our coast for the turtles is not only for educational or research
reasons. It is also that the turtles are
a threatened species and the Florida nesting population is one of the largest
in the world.
A few recommendations for beach goers from March to October
Please take back with you all your beach
gear. Anything might constitute an
enormous obstacle for a baby turtle trying to reach the sea.
If you are out at night, please do not shine
lights or use flash photography. Babies are guided by the moonlight, and other
sources of light can be disorienting
Level your sand castles and fill any holes you
might dig in the sand
Don’t forget to take your garbage with you. We don’t want to risk turtles eating the
While timing was not right and I didn't see the hatchlings we
were able to sit at the boardwalk at night and enjoy the moment. Needless to say, our road trip was a special
vacation that I will never forget.
Tell me, what have you been celebrating this summer?
How has your summer been so far? Please share with us, what
are you celebrating this summer?
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