It was cold and my warm home was calling to me but then we spotted the whales. A whole family of them. They blew air out of their blow holes and fanned their tales in our direction. Very exciting.
Here is one of the few pictures we actually got of a whale coming up out of the water. They are faster than my camera and I kept missing the shot. Paige loved watching for the spraying water when they came up for air. She told me last night when I put her in bed that she really liked watching the whales spit.
We saw lots and lots of dolphins. They swam along with our boat for about twenty minutes and it was really thrilling to watch them jump out of the water. It truly is amazing how fast they are.
There is a dolphin under the water here. Again, my camera was just to slow to catch an action shot.
Most of the pictures ended up looking like this. Just wide open water.
Daddy and his favorite 5 year old.
Here is Dave trying not to get trampled by the thundering herd of pre-teen girls (plus Garrett who insisted on annoying them every chance he got).
Every night Paige wants to be read stories from the same Richard Scarry book. This book was also Zach's favorite when he was her age so we have been reading the stories in this book for a very loooong time. Anyway, one of the stories has fishermen and a buoy floating around in the ocean on it. She really wanted to see a buoy. She kept looking very intently out to sea in the hopes of seeing one.
After 2 1/2 hours our trip at sea was over. Here are Dave and I cuddled up at the front of the boat trying to keep warm. It was only around 50 degrees today and out at sea it felt even colder.
Samantha's day was made when we discovered the little boutique next to the dock was having a 75% off sale on some of their clothing. They boys were patient and let us shop.
Samantha ended up with three new pairs of Capri's and a spring jacket. I got a nice sun hat and Paige got a pretty dress to wear on Easter.
Here is Samantha modeling her new jacket at the Carl's Jr. we stopped at for lunch with friends on the way home.