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A Whale of a Box! LbNA #51905

Owner:Wild Rose Contact
Plant date:Dec 27, 2009
City:Rancho Palos Verdes
County:Los Angeles
Found by: Hooters
Last found:Mar 25, 2017
Last edited:Nov 8, 2015
***Note, Verified that it is alive and well in December 2013. If you ask the volunteer at the desk and they say that they don't have it, ask someone else. Could be just that she didn't know about it. That happens sometimes. Either way, if you haven't been there before it's worth the drive to check out this great facility.***

Find the Pointe Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes. This is a wonderful facility with indoor exhibits about the local native tribe, the history of the area, whales, and memories of Marineland. The docents are fabulous, dedicated people who are more than willing to spend time with you to answer questions. The last time we were there one of them took our 6 year old outside to look for fossils in the locally quarried rock walls of the building!

This is a prime location to see migrating gray whales. In back of the building, volunteers count the passing whales. They are usually happy to help you locate "blows" and identify all things ceatacean. We've seen gray whales and fin whales from there. We just missed the blue whale sigting on Christmas Day! There is a life sized drawing of a gray whale on the sidewalk behind the building. Our kids have a great time each year laying down on it to see if they're "as big as a whale yet!"

In honor of this great educational facility, we have planted a Whale of a Box! Just stop at the front desk and ask for the letterbox. Please thank the nice folks for hosting this box.

This box replaces the second box of the Pirates Treasure series. There is a bonus stamp inside. Enjoy!