I know how bad is that?
But there are so many other places out there to visit, with not a mouse in sight!
Today I thought I'd share a few pictures, with many thanks to the photographer at Discovery Cove for them. I must mention that these are for my own personal use and can not be copied, thank you.
Discovery Cove was an all inclusive day out, everything was provided. A buffet breakfast up on arrival, photo's taken, snacks, drinks, lunch, sun cream , wet suits, snorkel and mask plus towels, shampoo etc...
It was a huge site and the day we were there it wasn't very busy at all. We grabbed beds by the Coral Reef and Ray Lagoon, a pool where you could snorkel with the fish and rays. It was fabulous, although having not snorkelled before it took a little getting used to at first.
I was soon keeping up with the boys, who use them all the time in the sea here.
My favourite time of the day was heading to Dolphin Lagoon around lunch time to spend a little time with dolphins....yes I know....how magical is that?
Our dolphin was called Latoya and we were warned she was a bit of a diva! She kept disappearing to play with the other dolphins but the trainers work with that and still give you the same experience with the animal even if you have to wait a little longer for the fun to start. We got there in the end!
I got a kiss too! (My youngest wasn't keen but give him his due he did it, but refused to take the picture to school!)
This was the best bit though.......
....my swim with Latoya.
Another thing ticked of my bucket list!
It was a super experience and Latoya was a star performer, she seemed to be enjoying the fun just as much as we were.
This was followed by a super buffet style lunch, I had a Chinese meal followed by red velvet cake! Well, I was on my holidays. Yum, yum!
The afternoon was then spent swimming in the tropical river, feeding the birds at the aviary and in the resort pool (complete with bar seats in the water! Very bizarre!) before more snorkelling at the coral reef to finish.
All in all, a fabulous day out and well worth the ticket. A lovely relaxing and chilled out day in amongst the dashing and queuing at the theme parks.