Who Doesn’t LOVE Dolphins

We just returned from a family trip to Maui on Monday.  It was 10 days of vacation bliss which ended with a midnight flight back.  Now we’re home and we’re super jet lagged and T-I-R-E-D.  I realize that no one feels bad for me (especially my friend next door who lovingly shoveled the snow off my driveway while I was gone).

Because I was SO out-of-it all week, I didn’t prepare anything for today’s Inspirational Person Friday Feature mainly because I forgot to.  So, I’m going to tell you about an inspirational pod of dolphins we met (saw) in Hawaii.

Seeing dolphins in the wild was like the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me.  Thanks to my BFF Bonnie who came with us, we have a video of the exciting event.

Honestly, they were like a bunch of rowdy teenagers who came by and dared each other to do stupid tricks to impress people.

The show lasted about 10 minutes and stopped any and all action by the hundreds of people on the beach watching them.  We were all mesmerized.

So maybe they’re not all that inspirational per se, and maybe there not actually people, but they ARE mammals which are pretty similar to humans and they were “interesting” which starts with the same two letters as the word “inspirational”, so I’m going to let this one slide.

Hope you enjoyed the video. I’m a little afraid it’ll end up on YOUTUBE and I’ll be the next “Double Rainbow” lady because of how excited I sounded on the video.  I hope the excitement in this video translates a little more than the rainbow clip.  If not, at least I hope to get a tour of New York and LA and get to make an appearance on all the late night shows as they make fun of me.  I do love both Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

While we’re talking about dolphins, I’ll also share with you a fourth hand story that my husband’s mother’s neighbor’s daughter had while she was in Hawaii recently.

So my husband’s mother’s neighbor’s daughter was paddle boarding on the big Island when somehow she got so far out that she couldn’t tell where the land was, or lost sight of land or something…I’m not sure on  that detail.

Anyway…she was lost at sea all by herself, for several hours.  Then, a pod of dolphins swam by and seemed to notice her and that she was out of place.  They led her or she somehow followed the dolphins for some great distance and they eventually brought her to a boat out at sea.  The boat picked her up and took her back to shore.  I’m told the ordeal lasted more than four hours.

Now tell me that’s not inspirational.  It is.  So, if you’re ever lost at sea…Dolphins.


6 Responses to Who Doesn’t LOVE Dolphins

  1. Kristen May says:

    HOW FUN!

  2. Hayley says:

    So fun! Glad you had such a great time…sorry you are tired but really that’s how it’s supposed to be after a Sokol family trip, right?! Sounds like the dolphins were incredible!

  3. Misty says:

    You do sort of sound like the double rainbow guy.

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