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Gary the Tortoise’s big vacation

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OHME GARDENS — And then there’s the saga of Gary and his alpine vacation.

Gary is a tortoise found wandering on Ohme Road July 3. Rather than have him transformed into a speedbump, a thoughtful driver stopped to rescue the salad plate-sized shelled reptile and brought it to nearby Ohme Gardens.

Employees of the Chelan County-managed park were happy to provide Gary with a new home. So they turned it loose among the park’s alpine meadows and evergreens. A picture…

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