Thursday, February 11, 2010

D is for Dolphin.....


Once again it is Alphabe Thursday and here I am in beautiful Hawaii...Not to rub it in or anything....Just click on the sidebar logo and it will take you to our amazing hostess's blog...Jenny is a great writer and comedienne extroadinare and it has been fun to play along and read everyone's entries....
So, D' is for Dolphin and I have to say that today for me was awe inspiring, a dream come true and pure joy all wrapped into one...I love the ocean and ocean creatures and I was beyond lucky and got to spend about a half an hour up close and personal in the water with three of my dolphin friends...something I have always wanted to do and never expected to accomplish...It took place at Sea Life park on Oahu...I had to wear a bathing suit in public, oh ick, and it was a little on the chilly side and the water was crazy cold but I would have done it naked in the antartica for the same chance....Don and I rubbed the dolphins belly...gave and received kisses and swam to the middle of the tank and hitched a ride on the belly of the little female....the power of this beautiful animal was incredible! Here I am getting a kiss....

and here I am actually zooming across the pool on her belly.....


I am so grateful to God for making such an amazing animal and words are just failing me, so I will let the pictures speak for themselves....D is for Dolphin.....

16 comments:

Jenny said...

Holy moly! This is amazing!

And what a D elightful D ancing D olphin!

OK, I am seriously jealous.

Were you afraid?

They look so friendly but they do have teeth!

What did it feel like? Smooth? Rough?

What a cool, cool post!

A+

Viki said...

Wow, how lucky are you. Great D word. Amazing in fact.

Tamerie Shriver said...

Hi Melinda

Lucky you! I swam with the dolphins in Hawaii, too! It was one of the most fun things I ever did. You look so happy in the pictures! "D" is definitely for dolphins!

Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Love and hugs,
Tamerie

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

OH WOW! Ok, I am a little envious....just a tiny bit. I am thrilled you are having such a fantastic experience. Have enough fun for me! Wonderful post! I can tell you are having a fantastic vacation.YAY!!!

Jo said...

Oh how amazing! What a beautiful experience!

Barb said...

How fun!!

mbkatc230 said...

What an amazing experience! I'm so happy that you got to do this, you look like you are having a blast! What great photos, I'm sure that you'll never forget this. Kathy

Jasmine said...

Such a magical experience i can see why you are looking so happy :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Melinda!
What a fun experience and wonderful "D" word! I was able to pet dolphins in Sea World on a trip to Florida once, but it must be so exciting to swim with them as I know they are such friendly and social creatures.
Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
XO Pat

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How very lucky for you. I'm glad you had this amazing opportunity. "D" is also for "dream come true."

Jenxo said...

oh Melinda, i would love to do that, its on my bucketlist!

i love teh sea and water too and dolphins are a huge faorite!! have a great holiday jenxo

Pam said...

Looks like fun! So glad you are enjoying your time in Hawaii. Have a safe trip home.

easternsparkle said...

Hawaii - wow! Hope you're having a great time - at least it's warm!

My name is PJ. said...

A Dream come true! Melinda that looks like so much fun!!! Wow! I'm Definitely there with you in spirit!

Lyneen said...

Looks like a great time... I lived there and never swam with the dolphins. Looking at your pics I wish I had. TFS

Kim Mailhot said...

I have pictures that look so similar from when my husband suprised me with a trip to Discovery Cove in Florida a few years back. My smile was just as huge as yours! Delightful Dolphins !