Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dolphins Cheerleaders

How is it possible to be sunburned on Fall Break? I'll never understand how it ALWAYS happens to me, but- forget the burn- the best part of our little Saint George Island getaway happened today on a quick boat ride. {FYI: I really try not to mention when we/ I are/ am out of town because of the crazies that might be out there and want to steal my snuggie and who knows what else? Dust bunnies, maybe? But we have house and doggy sitters, so you wouldn't get very far, Crazies. Thank you.}

We saw about a hundred million gajillion porpoises {a.k.a. "dolphins" to anyone under 4 feet tall} on our trip in the bay.

It was amazing. Enter your own spiritual/ natural/ tree-hugging verbiage here, but it was just COOL.

This crew looked like a traveling Sea World show and included flips, out of water dives, directed nose squirts {at my SIL, Carrie} and I am pretty sure there was a choreographed high five with their fins in there.

Here's a snippet for you:
Ignore the wind, pretty please.
And my use of the word "WOW" over and over again.
That's all. Enjoy.


Dolphins Cheerleaders from The Other Mama on Vimeo.

This "dolphin" act {including jumps and spins not shown} went on for about 20 minutes until they went to their next scheduled show.

We tipped them with our applause and they all took a bow at the end {not really; only in my mind}.
I don't know what we can do tomorrow can top that, but I'm going to put in a call to the Blue Angels to see if they can come on over and put on a little show of their own. And then I'm calling Sea World to see if they were missing any animals.

13 comments:

Sabrina said...

How fun! Enjoy your vacation! Love the video.

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

WOW is right! Seeing dolphins play like that in the ocean on a youth group trip to Padre Island in high school is STILL the COOLEST thing I've ever seen!

Ivy said...

WOW!! That is so cool:) Looks like they really were putting on a show just for ya'll!!

Emily said...

that is SO awesome!!!

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

Hee hee, makes me want to never swim in open water. They look too much like sharks for me!!! (My birthday is always during Discovery's Shark Week. Coincidence? I think not.)
Glad you guys had fun on your trip though. (And I agree about the crazy's thing. I don't announce when I am walking solo for the same reason. Not that my readers are crazy psychos, but you know what I mean!)

Rachel Olsen said...

Good to know I'm not the only southern gal that exclaims, "Oh my word!" Rick always wants to know which word it is I am talking about.

We live in a beach town and I still get excited at a dolphin/porpoise sighting. So glad you caught a bit of the show on film.

Scott & Liz said...

Oh, WOW! Just WOW! (What a too cool memory for everyone.)

Katie said...

The kiddos loved this video! I told them that mommy once swam with some in the bay and even dug out a few pics, but the video was much more impressive for them. Oh well. I'll try and wow them with my worldliness and expertise another day. Perhaps they'd be more impressed with my roller skating skills and limbo action.

Unreasonable Grace said...

VERY cool!
Thanks for sharing that video!
kim

Brandi said...

LOL! I certainly hope the snuggie bandit doesn't hit your house while your gone! Looks like y'all are having a wonderful time! :)

Susannah said...

I love dolphins, I always sing the "Flipper" song when we see them. I used to want Flipper to be my pet when I was little. It was So good to see you on Saturday!! Hope you guys had a great time at the beach!!!

Kitty said...

Hillary, woah! I wanna meet dolphins that close up! How wonderful is that? Your family is beautiful and so are you!

Hugs,

Kitty

Dawn said...

what an amazing experience! i love when i catch a glmips of dolphins... makes me feel that much closer to God:)

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