The very last day, though, we planned something special. K had it mostly figured out, but the boys were clueless. We were going to swim with the dolphins!
For better or worse, there was no human swimming involved: us silly primates stood on a shallow shelf, and the dolphin did all the work. I was a little underwhelmed by our trainer; she seemed to be phoning in her performance. (Granted, it was 10a on a Sunday, I don't entirely blame her ... but for the cost-per-minute of this event, I really hoped for a bit more, and the other groups seemed to have more enthusiastic trainers, so...)
Anyway, it was a pretty neat experience. If there were a place where I could actually swim with the dolphins, while being assured that they were being treated well ... I'd probably go for it. Not sure there is such a place, nor whether there should be such a place.
Having said all that, we were amused to discover that Anna Paquin was playing with the same dolphin just two weeks earlier!
Exhibit A: the lovely deliriumdreams smooching Maggie (August 9th, 2009)
Exhibit B: Ms. Paquin making kissy faces at Maggie (July 26th, 2009)