Friday, August 12, 2011

Day Four - The Bestest Day EVER In The Whole World!

Are you ready for the BESTEST DAY EVER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD?! Are you sure? I can come back later if you like? No?! Okay, here we go....

For the BESTEST DAY EVER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, we went back to Sea World! We still didn't get to see and do everything even with 2 days in the park. The bitty one even said it was better than Disney! Imagine that!

The bitty one got to meet a mermaid. She even got a pearl from an oyster. A gold pearl. I need to get it set in a necklace for her. I was thinking of saving it and giving it to her for her 16th birthday. Anyways....

....while the boys rode on these....

....we went to the dolphin show. These people are freaking nuts! The show was spectacular but they are crazy diving 30' in the air into a 24' deep pool! You wouldn't catch me doing that! The girls loved it. I told the boy he needed to go and see it. That is right up his alley! I could see him doing all those daredevil feats!

Bitty one liked all the fairies dancing around. I think they were supposed to be birds though. I don't know.

Then came the part that made this THE BESTEST DAY EVER IN THE WHOLE WORLD! Guess what I got to do?! Come on guess! I got to....are you ready for it?

PLAY WITH A BELUGA WHALE!! OMG! It was so much fun! I had a blast! Besides the fact that I had to cram my fat buttocks in a wet suit. That, my dears, was alot of pulling, tugging, jumping, and cussing to get all of me into it. Where is a tub of lard when you need it?! I did manage to get all my girl parts zipped up into it though. I couldn't move, but I was in it. That's me on the far right.

They told us about the whales before we went out. They are pretty cool, like a big jiggly puppy that lives in the water. The guy said we would be sitting on this bridge over the "pool". My first question was how deep is this "pool". Just the same as the show pools, 24'. Okay guess who is afraid of water? And bridge? Did you really say bridge? No, it's more like a catwalk over the 24' POOL! I think by the look on my face he realized that he wasn't making me feel any more comfortable. So there I am a sweaty mess in a rubber suit that only made me look fatter holding onto anything to make it over this "bridge" without falling into the 24' "pool" or crying. Dude, don't even tell me to get closer to the edge either cause I will push you into the pool!

When we first sat down, the whale kept on spitting water at me. I'd splash him back, he'd spit, I'd splash him, he'd spit.... you get the idea. The trainer finally told me after I was soaking wet with freezing cold water that splashing him is the command for him to spit water! That little tidbit of information would of been most helpful before I ended up looking like a drowned rat!

They even rolled over so we could pet them like a big ole puppy! They are so cool! If you took a plastic bag, filled it with jello that is about what they felt like. They are just all soft and jiggly.

They showed us hand signals to get them to do tricks. Here he is bringing his crazy butt back to us. I could of stayed here all day just playing with him. Talk about a cool job to have!

We even got hugs....

....and kisses!

And wetter! It was so much fun! 1-1/2 hours was not long enough! I wanted to throw myself down and have a tantrum on that little catwalk over the water with no handrails. I also didn't want to leave cause after sitting in this position for an hour and a half I lost all feeling in my legs. I was tempted to ask the trainer if he would just grab one of my arms and pull me out!

I mean, look at that sweet face! Who wouldn't love him? I am spoiled now cause if we ever go back to Sea World, I'm gonna want to do this again! My husband said it would be the kids turn next time, but screw that! I wanna do it again!

So there ya go! Our Florida vacation including the BESTEST DAY EVER IN THE WHOLE WORLD! I won't bore you with our last day there. It was mostly just trying to kill time til our flight. It was raining so we camped out at Olive Garden and stuffed our faces.

Don't forget! Monday is my linky party giveaway you won't want to miss!

And yes, for all those wondering, Bob was walked back into the ocean. When the kids let him go, I told my husband "watch one of those birds grab him" but I think he was way too big. As far as we know he is crawling along the bottom looking for food as I type!

Don't forget Monday! Be here or be square!


TexWisGirl said...

i remember when i went to Seaworld in San Antonio many years ago. when the beluga whale show began, i actually started to sob. they were so beautiful, and i connected them in such a surprising way. i wept because they were so incredible...

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like you really had a great trip! Glad you got to play with the whales:@)

Marydon said...

Awesome! What an experience of a lifetime. You are too cute! Body parts in, ZIP!!!

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Have a beautiful weekend.

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Jacqueline said...

Dear Maggie,
You lucky thing you !!!! What a wonderful you will never forget and, we can all tell how thrilled you were to do it.....and, dead right.....if you go back, push those kids out of the way and have another go !!!!nha ha.
....oh, and, you are looking pretty good in you're wet suit. They are not the easiest things to wear !! I husband used to do a lot of deep sea diving and I've had my fair share of wet suits.....I know what it's like to wriggle into one of those !
A great holiday, I it's back to life, back to reality ! XXXX

Lori said...

What a fun thing to do ~ I can see why you are so excited about it. I laughed about you getting into the wet suit ~ that would more than likely be the only deterrent for doing it myself! I think you are looking pretty good in your though ~ betcha it acts like quite the girdle ~ sucking it all in! Hugs to you. xo

Leontien said...

It sure looks like the bestes day ever! I have never been tere but i would love to go somehow!

Hope you have a good weekend!

Beth said...

Wow, Maggie, how fun! I will have to say that swimming with dolphins was one of my top experiences.
Blessings, Beth