I decided I want to wait on at least my bridal portraits before I start recapping, which hopefully I'll get this weekend. No really, I want to show you how terrible I look without makeup, then post all my wedding pictures afterwards for dramatic effect.
I keed, I keed. Swimming with dolphins was one of my favorite things we did in on our Honeymoon. We went off the resort ONE time (for numerous reasons which I'll touch on later in my resort review), to a natural water park called Xel-Ha.
It was quite the adrenaline rush, as I was slightly terrified by these super-cute-yet-wild things!
What I really liked about this dolphin tour, is you were in ocean water, not a pool.
So here is how it went:
We watched 2 minute video that pretty much said nothing except 'don't touch the blow hole or dolphin's eyes.' That about summed it up. Then we were homefree getting in the water!! This pretty much sums up all instructions to life endangering activities in Mexico. They hardly give any instructions at all.
So meet Santaab! A rescue dolphin:
They got us all acquainted first, and he just swam around us a little bit for about 5 minutes:
I had to remind myself his fin wasn't a shark fin many a time:
getting less nervous:
Then he started doing some tricks for us:
I'm totally swimming away lol... I was so scared to kick him on accident, then get dolphin attacked..
enough already you crazy dolphin!
and then it was photo op time, man he knew what was up!. I had to make the first move, and I kissed him.
Then he kissed me back.
Then I had to hug him / shake his hands?
the trainer yelled: "get closer!" I was like okkkkk...
Then it was time for the foot push. Dun dun dun.
You spread eagle, lock your knees, and then dolphins come and push you by your feet across the way.
The moment you unlock your knees they stop pushing you.
I think my bathing suit bottom almost fell off.
The whole thing was 1 hour, and it was totally, totally worth it. They were so sweet, and It was actually pretty scary to be swimming with such a huge fishy.
This was just one thing we did on our honeymoon, and I really want y'all to see the hotel and hear my thoughts in general about visiting Mexico.. but I'll get back to that late next week hopefully!