Sunday, January 30, 2011

Florida Vacation

This past Friday, I departed Lima to fly to Miami. After a four plus hour car ride which blurred the time-space continuum for me, I arrived in Orlando and checked in to our hotel Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club. This place seemed pretty new, and is probably great if you want to come to Florida all the time for golf and touring around. I was quite relieved to get out of the car and relax in the hotel room for awhile. Later, I picked up my sister at the airport. It was great, because I haven't seen her since I left for Lima in October! On Saturday, we went to Discovery Cove for our "Dolphin Experience" and some quality sister chatting time.

Basically, Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive beech, snorkel, and swimming with dolphin resort. The staff was great, and we just walked around, basking in the sunlight for the first few hours. We then got into our wet suits, and got in the water with the trainers to see the dolphins in action. We learned about their anatomy and behavior, we got to kiss the dolphins, and then we even got to hold on while our dolphin (Aries) pulled us through the water! It quite frankly, was awesome. After that, we spent the afternoon snorkeling around in the reef and the lazy river. Luckily, Dad lent us his under water camera and we snapped some great photos! You can view the photos in my Web Album here:

Discovery Cove
If you're interested, take a look at the Discovery Cove website. The whole day was quite relaxing. Going in the off-season was great, because the resort wasn't very busy. There were photographers to take pictures of us with the dolphins, but the photo packages were pretty expensive, so we only bought a couple. The food was great, though, so we had a nice relaxing lunch. After we were done swimming, we relaxed in the sand with some piƱa coladas. The package included admission to Sea World, but I think I am going to use the pass in a few days. Today we were so tired that we went shopping instead!

All in all, we had a great day!

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