Friday, June 13, 2014

You Might Be A Dolphin Lover If...

Aah, sweet summertime…

Now that schools have been dismissed for the summer break, families are packing up their coolers, loading up the SUV's to the max and heading to the nearest beach.

After my children went to college, I discovered I could go to the beach in September and stay longer for the same amount of money I'd paid for the summer months. The weather is beautiful and the crowds are much smaller…the perfect formula.

With that in mind, I booked a place in 2008 for three weeks. My dear friend, Lori, went with me for this dream vacation. Our children and husbands came to visit on the weekends, but the weekdays were all ours.

We read books, walked on the beach, watched dolphins, read more books, watched more dolphins, and ate whenever and whatever we wanted. Did I mention we watched dolphins frolicking in the ocean?

And then there was the day we still had our jammies on at two o'clock in the afternoon, sitting on the deck…watching dolphins.

In honor of my twenty-seven year friendship with Lori, this post is dedicated to her.

My list of "You Might Be A Dolphin Lover If…"

1. You are as excited about the last dolphin you see as you were the first…after three weeks of vacation.

A collage of pictures from our beach trip that hangs in my home office
2. Memories of dolphin watching with your friend come rushing into your mind…sweet memories.

3. Your husband tells you he's finally found a fish you get excited about.

4. You choose Sea World over Disney World as a vacation destination.

5. You watch reruns of the classic TV show "Flipper."

6. You slow your pace or increase your pace of walking on the beach…that depends on the dolphins.

7. You pay money to go for a dolphin watching excursion, to ride a rubber raft on the open sea.

8.Your idea of a fun filled week at the beach is not complete if you don't relax and enjoy the beauty and gracefulness of at least one dolphin swimming in the sea.

Whatever you do this summer, enjoy it with family and friends. The important thing is to make memories with those you love.

You can find Cindy over at her blog My Little Corner


  1. Cindy, that sounds like so much fun! I love dolphins and hope to go on a tour like that some day. I've heard there are tours where you can swim with the dolphin too. Wouldn't that be cool? Thanks for the delightful post.

    1. Thank you Cindy! I'm really a child at heart when it comes to dolphins and my family makes fun of me. They make me smile just watching them. I would LOVE to do one of those kind of tours where you can swim with dolphins. That would be fun! Thanks for commenting!

  2. I love dolphins, but I've never seen one in real life. How fun that would have been! Your collage is missing pictures of dolphins. ;)

    Amber Schamel
    Bringing HIStory to Life

  3. I had several to share but couldn't get my scanner to work right. I finally gave up trying, time ran out on me. I had up-close pics in a red raft taken while on the dolphin excursion. They are beautiful, graceful creatures!

  4. I totally get the Sea World thing! Your vacation sounds wonderful!

    1. It was a wonderful, once in a lifetime vacation Patricia! We made such good memories and sharing it with your dear friend makes it even better!