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Anthony's Wish to be an Archaeologist

Anthony and his parents traveled to Tampa for his wish to have a Fossil Dig Experience. He loves digging for shells and fossil bones and wants to be a Geologist or Archaeologist when he grows up. Thanks to local fossil dig expert, Frank Garcia, Anthony's wish came true!

Frank planned two full days of fossil digging, museums and karaoke! The first day was spent at Frank's Paleo Preserve Museum in Ruskin. Anthony also had a special tour of Franks's personal fossil collection at his home. Anthony noticed a karaoke machine in Frank's "fossil room: and was excited because he loves to sing karaoke. It happens to be a love of Frank's too, so a singing duo of Beatles songs pursued!

On the second day, arrangements were made to go to CF Phosphate Industries for more fossil digging. CF Industries provided a personalized hard hat for Anthony and he really enjoyed the dig at the phosphate pits! After lunch, a visit to the Mulberry Phosphate Museum followed and more digging! His last day in Tampa was spent at Busch Gardens, where he especially enjoyed the animal show. 

Anthony had an amazing wish experience and learned more about fossils, crystals and minerals than he ever imagined. He took home a luggage bag full of fossil bones, crystals and minerals that he found himself including a Megalodon tooth. 

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