One of the most exciting parts of my recent trip to Miami was my whole swimming with dolphins thing.
Because, really, how often does a mom of 3 in the Western Maryland suburbs have time to see some dolphins up close and personal, never mind swim with them?!
I know a lot of people have beef with animals being in captivity and junk, but honestly, even though I woulda never eaten a dolphin before I got to swim with them, that sentiment was totally reiterated and solidified in my mind after being able to interact with them and learn about them in this way.
Not that these dolphins were ever in danger of being snagged and eaten in the wild; they were born in captivity where they will stay for life.
But still, I’m pretty sure controlled dolphin encounters save wild dolphin lives. No one could eat a dolphin after seeing how intelligent they are or how loving they are with their family members.
It would be like eating your dog. Or your, um, fish. And, you’d never eat your dog, or your fish would you?
Plus, aside from all of that conservation type stuff, dolphin swimming is fun!
Even if you do somehow wind up as the only person in your entire group who got a long sleeve wet suit that you could barely squeeze your lump of body into. Even if, when you emerged from the locker room in your tighty body glove, your so-called new friends did laugh out loud, in your face, at the ridiculousness of your chubby-12-year-old-girl appearance. Even if things got more horrifying thanks to the sexy glasses strap they made you clamp on to keep your specs from sliding off and being ingested by a dolphin. And, even if you look borderline insane in like 85% of the photos…
Despite my being all humiliated by the attire; so much fun and I will remember it for always.
What’s your best travel memory?
I’m always looking for a fun way to up my travel awesome!
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