We had a fun anniversary weekend. Dad had got tickets for a
whale watching cruise for my birthday but went on our anniversary
It was cloudy and somewhat rainy but a great day. About 40 people
on board, so a good size boat. 2 decks. We decided to stay inside at
first to see how the weather would be. But we had large windows to
look out and watch. But once we got out of the harbor dad and a few
others went out on the front of the boat. Lots of spray coming up so
the majority of us stayed inside. But dad loved it! I saw about a
hundred dolphins swimming with us! Really so fun and I think some
of them were showing off for us since there were about 7 leaping up
and out many times right by the boat. Maybe racing us! But so fun to
see them leap out of the water. We went a few more miles out to the
islands - about 20-25 miles out. Circled around the island and then many
of us went out on deck and looked around for some whales. None leaped
out of the water, but we saw about 12 spouts of water shooting up. So they
were there just not seeing fins and much, but still in the area and fun to see
the water spouts. Loved the experience, and may go again!
We were prepared for the weather and wore a sweatshirt and then a fall coat
and we're feeling great! Some of our friends just had light weight rain jackets
and so were cold in the wind and water sprays. We invited some of the other
senior missionaries couples and then others heard we were going so we had
10 of us all going. So was fun to have this group all together. Felt sorry for
some of the people on board as the waves were quite chopped and so some
were sick. But luckily I was good. I did take some ginger and that helped so no
Dad was loving the water and spray and so he stayed on the front deck and
got sprayed with the waves. We had about 5 foot waves and so he was getting
lots of water! But you know dad, he loved the challenge, and the water! We saw
more dolphins on the way back. So exciting to see them jump and swim along
side. It as a great adventure. We were gone about 4 1/2 hours. It was a great time.
Then that evening we were invited out to dinner at black Angus steak house. They
were some people from the ward and they are about our age and they have been
going out to eat on New Year's Eve for many years together so was fun to be invited
into their group! We were not out partying very late! I Guess the wind and sun and
water made us a bit tired so went to bed before midnight!, smile
So it was a fun anniversary weekend! So thankful we have fun adventures! And so
thankful for each of you -you are our blessings!
Thank you for being a wonderful family!!
Love you all!