FatMumSlim’s Photo A Day theme for today is This happened today.
Whilst driving to meet my fantabulous friend Shannon for lunch at the awesome Mac Bakeshop & Eatery, I saw a van in front of me driving very erratically when approaching a red light. He was swerving across multiple lanes, but I couldn’t tell why. Then I saw it. A turtle! He was frantically trying to get across the road. I couldn’t leave him. I knew he would get smooshed in the busy intersection. I looked all around me real quick, stopped, put on my hazards and jumped out to grab him. I jumped back in the car just as the light turned green. The guy in the van in front of me was SO incredibly happy – he kept applauding me and giving me thumbs up signs!!! Luckily, my destination was only a few hundred feet away. When I got there, I parked and took a quick photo of said turtle in my car, shown below:
I had just picked the black-eyed susans to give to Shannon. Needless to say, Shan was surprised to see those in my one hand and a TURTLE in the other! She and another random, super-nice couple helped me release the turtle into a wooded area. All were so excited and happy that I saved him!
So – I’ve had a really good day thus far. I saved a turtle, had a lovely lunch with Shannon and even bumped into another wonderful friend at Mac’s, Lisa! I’ll be high on all these things the rest of the day. 🙂