As wonderful as the cruise was, it was also nice to get off the ship once in a while, especially when we got to stop in sunny Mexico in the middle of January. Our first stop was in Puerto Vallarta. We didn't book any day trips through the ship so we were free to wander and enjoy ourselves.So we headed to the beach.
We signed up Creed for the Children's dolphin program knowing that we wouldn't all be able to participate with Ollie. We knew the dolphin would come up to a shallow area where each of the kids could touch it and have a chance to dance with it and kiss it, and that's all we were expecting, but they actually had each child hold onto the dolphins fins and lay on it's stomach while the dolphin laid on it's back and then it took them around the whole pool. Larry and I both looked at each other and knew there was no way creed would agree to do that. We watched as each child went, and then talked to Creed and he sat back down. But, after everyone went, he got up and volunteered to go. We were shocked! He looked terrified the entire lap around the pool, but he did it all on his own! My scanner isn't working so I can't scan in the pictures we purchased, but he's an I-phone sneak peek.
The next day was really only a half day before we had to be back on the ship and we voted to take a water taxi back to Lover's Beach for the morning. Seeing Land's End was pretty cool.