May 2, 2014

Day 16

Today was a day I will never forget! We went to Discovery Cove. Unfortunately the weather acted up but it wasn't going to dampen our day. When you arrive you are assigned a time to swim with the dolphins. Our time was 11:25. We had a nice breakfast and then got our snorkeling gear. There are several different sections at this park. We started in the lazy river area. If you haven't heard of it let me try to explain. It's basically a pool in a river shape with a current that you float along and relax. We've done them before but this one was HUGE and it had 3 waterfalls you go through. Jeremiah got to practice snorkeling cause we knew there was another section of water with fish we could do later. We had a wonderful time just doing this. Then it was time to swim with the dolphin. Oh My Gosh. No words can describe this experience. I've had this on the top of my bucket list before the words bucket list even existed. I've loved dolphins as far as I can remember and always thought it would be beyond words to swim with one. Boy I was right. The rain started and cooled things down which made it interesting but it wasn't raining on our parade.

Our dolphin's name was Cindy and she was 50 years old! They said normally they live to 20 so they must be doing something right. She was 9 feet long and 500 pounds.
I was asking her if I could take her home with me please in this picture. I sure didn't want to leave when the time was up. After we got out and tried to warm up we ate a delicious lunch. Then we went to the swimming with the fish part. When we were getting in there was a HUGE sting ray. I didn't realize there were sting rays in there too. Jeremiah very understandably got a little worried. But then he jumped right in and went snorkeling...
What a memory! I will never forget today. I just can't stop smiling and feeling like the most luckiest person in the whole wide world!

4 comments:

  1. You guys look like you had so much fun. Love the photos!

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  2. Fantastic photos. What an experience!

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  3. Sounds and looks like you are all having a wonderful time. Love the pictures with the dolphin.

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